Alison Rector is a representational painter. She has been working on a series of interior paintings for many years, and is also a printmaker and works with silkscreen printing.
Rector's interests lie in using oil paint to create an illusion of light, light falling on objects, and light coming through windows and doors, and, ultimately, a sense of atmosphere within an interior space.
Her work addresses the beauty of forgotten places, and she often looks for ordinary or neglected spaces in order to depict an extraordinary moment in those quiet ordinary places.
Some of her paintings evoke abstract qualities similar to color field painting. When she approaches a composition, the abstract relationships within the frame are important. Her paintings are also psychological portraits.