The riverbank, prairie and fields near and around Saskatoon and the shores of Waskesiu Lake and area in Prince Albert National Park are Alison Montgomery's preferred outdoor studios. Alison’s plein airlandscape paintings have been showcased in many solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in many corporate and private collections. Her most recent solo exhibition was in November of 2018 at Hues Art Supply and featured works in watercolor on canvas in an exploration of the work of the dancer as subject matter and of the studio, both for the dancer and the visual artist, as a workplace.
Alison taught Secondary Visual Arts in the Saskatoon Public School District for thirty-one years, superannuating in June of 2015. She studied at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a Bachelor of Education in 1984 with a major in Art and History, and recently earned a Masters in Adult Education/Lifelong Learning with a focus on Indigenous ways of learning (2017). Alison continues to teach in the SPSD, is currently an instructor in the University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Sciences Community Arts Program and at Hues Art Supply in Saskatoon.
Alison on teaching: My role as an instructor is to create a safe and respectful learning environment. Over my own teaching career, both as a high school Visual Arts instructor and more recently as an adult educator, I have come to know the importance of building relationships, collaborating with colleagues and having a sense of humor.