Alyson Cannon, b.
Alyson has lived in East Tennessee at the foot of the Smoky Mountains her entire life. Because her family has lived in the Appalachian region for generations, it is important to her that the memory of the people and their rich history are expressed in her work. Alyson feels that art is something we not only see and observe aesthetically, but something we feel and with which we connect. She strives to personally connect with her pieces in the hope that the viewer will also feel that connection.