Alison Woolley

Decorative Painter

Florence, Italy

Alison Woolley started her career as an apprentice in a traditional Florentine ‘bottega’ decorating furniture in the Renaissance style. Over the years this specialized work blossomed into an expertise in creating luxuriously decorated surfaces of many kinds, from interior murals to fabric and stencil design. Today, you can see the artist's refined and meticulous hand on works such as a hand-painted harpsichord for the Opera of Versailles and scarf designs for Salvatore Ferragamo.

Fine Art- Gold Grounds

  • Circus diptych 22K gold leaf, egg tempera
    Circus diptych 22K gold leaf, egg tempera
  • Circus diptych 22K gold leaf, egg tempera
    Circus diptych 22K gold leaf, egg tempera
  • Circus diptych 22K gold leaf, egg tempera
    Circus diptych 22K gold leaf, egg tempera
  • Polpo detail
    Polpo detail
  • Polpi triptych ( 22K gold incised and punched, casein paint)
    Polpi triptych ( 22K gold incised and punched, casein paint)
  • Fleurs Art Nouveau ( 22k gold, incised and punched, egg tempera paints)
    Fleurs Art Nouveau ( 22k gold, incised and punched, egg tempera paints)
  • snake ( 22k gold and egg tempera, florentine paper passe-partout)
    snake ( 22k gold and egg tempera, florentine paper passe-partout)
  • Snake detail ( 22k gold, incised and punched, egg tempera paint)
    Snake detail ( 22k gold, incised and punched, egg tempera paint)
  • Flowers ( 22k gold, incised and punched, caesin paints)
    Flowers ( 22k gold, incised and punched, caesin paints)
  • Birds in gilded cages ( 22k gold, incised and punched, egg tempera paint)
    Birds in gilded cages ( 22k gold, incised and punched, egg tempera paint)
  • Farfalle details ( 22k gold, incised and punched, caesin paint)
    Farfalle details ( 22k gold, incised and punched, caesin paint)
  • Farfalle ( 22k gold, incised and punched, caesin paint)
    Farfalle ( 22k gold, incised and punched, caesin paint)

Harpsichords

  • Italian Harpsichord decoration for the detail inside lid harpsichord decoration for  L’opéra Royal de Versailles
    Italian Harpsichord decoration for the detail inside lid harpsichord decoration for L’opéra Royal de Versailles
  • detail inside lid harpsichord decoration detail inside lid harpsichord decoration for L’opéra Royal de Versailles
    detail inside lid harpsichord decoration detail inside lid harpsichord decoration for L’opéra Royal de Versailles
  • detail_Italian harpsichord decoration detail inside lid harpsichord decoration for  L’opéra Royal de Versailles
    detail_Italian harpsichord decoration detail inside lid harpsichord decoration for L’opéra Royal de Versailles
  • harpsichord decoration Villa i Tatti, Harvard University, Firenze
    harpsichord decoration Villa i Tatti, Harvard University, Firenze
  • harpsichord decoration Villa i Tatti, Harvard University, Firenze
    harpsichord decoration Villa i Tatti, Harvard University, Firenze
  • French harpsichord decoration for detail inside lid harpsichord decoration for L’opéra Royal de Versailles
    French harpsichord decoration for detail inside lid harpsichord decoration for L’opéra Royal de Versailles
  • detail inside lid harpsichord decoration for L’opéra Royal de Versailles
    detail inside lid harpsichord decoration for L’opéra Royal de Versailles
  • detail gilded decoration French harpsichord detail inside lid harpsichord decoration for L’opéra Royal de Versailles
    detail gilded decoration French harpsichord detail inside lid harpsichord decoration for L’opéra Royal de Versailles
  • French harpsichord
    French harpsichord
  • French harpsichord
    French harpsichord
  • French harpsichord
    French harpsichord
  • French harpsichord
    French harpsichord
  • French harpsichord
    French harpsichord
  • Claviorganum
    Claviorganum
  • Claviorganum detail
    Claviorganum detail
  • Claviorganum detail
    Claviorganum detail
  • Claviorganum detail
    Claviorganum detail
  • Claviorganum detail
    Claviorganum detail
  • Claviorganum detail
    Claviorganum detail
  • Claviorganum detail
    Claviorganum detail
  • FlorenceArt.net Video-Decoration of a Claviorganum
    FlorenceArt.net Video-Decoration of a Claviorganum
  • soundboard decoration
    soundboard decoration
  • rosace decoration
    rosace decoration
  • soundboard decoration detail
    soundboard decoration detail
  • detail soundboard decoration
    detail soundboard decoration
  • custom rosace ornament with coat of arms
    custom rosace ornament with coat of arms
  • soundboard decoration
    soundboard decoration
  • detail soundboard decoration
    detail soundboard decoration
  • custom soundboard decoration
    custom soundboard decoration
  • painted soundboard
    painted soundboard
  • painted soundboard
    painted soundboard
  • painted soundboard
    painted soundboard
  • painted soundboard
    painted soundboard

Interior Decoration

  • villa hallway, original stencil design, Veneto
    villa hallway, original stencil design, Veneto
  • chiaroscuro panel
    chiaroscuro panel
  • chiaroscuro detail
    chiaroscuro detail
  • Office decoration, trompe l'oeil striping, with newly upholstered antique semi chaise lounge
    Office decoration, trompe l'oeil striping, with newly upholstered antique semi chaise lounge
  • finished faux scagliola desk
    finished faux scagliola desk
  • Office decoration Florence, hand painted wall pattern, gilded and painted mirror
    Office decoration Florence, hand painted wall pattern, gilded and painted mirror
  • Office decoration Florence detail of trompe l'oeil striping and gilded trim on doors
    Office decoration Florence detail of trompe l'oeil striping and gilded trim on doors
  • Office decoration Florence, wall sconce with oxidized  silver leaf and faux marble
    Office decoration Florence, wall sconce with oxidized silver leaf and faux marble
  • detail water gilding and punch work on mirror frame
    detail water gilding and punch work on mirror frame
  • Office decoration Florence detail faux scagliola table
    Office decoration Florence detail faux scagliola table
  • carved wooden panel painted and brass leafed
    carved wooden panel painted and brass leafed
  • chinoiserie detail
    chinoiserie detail
  • fresco sgraffito panel
    fresco sgraffito panel
  • Trompe l'oeil panels
    Trompe l'oeil panels
  • trompe l'oeil window
    trompe l'oeil window
  • restaurant wall
    restaurant wall
  • sgraffito style panel
    sgraffito style panel

Stencil Designs for Royal Design

  • Florentine Damask
    Florentine Damask
  • Florentine Damask
    Florentine Damask
  • Florentine Panel
    Florentine Panel
  • Granaio Sheild
    Granaio Sheild
  • Marzocco
    Marzocco
  • Marzocco
    Marzocco
  • Marzocco
    Marzocco
  • Marzocco
    Marzocco
  • San Bartolo
    San Bartolo
  • San Bartolo
    San Bartolo
  • San Bartolo
    San Bartolo
  • San Bartolo
    San Bartolo
  • Stelle
    Stelle
  • Stelle
    Stelle
  • Trinita
    Trinita
  • Trinita
    Trinita
  • Venezia Vine
    Venezia Vine
  • Villa Damask
    Villa Damask
  • Villa Damask
    Villa Damask

Furniture

  • chest of drawers
    chest of drawers
  • cassapanca
    cassapanca
  • trompe l'oeil head board
    trompe l'oeil head board
  • samples
    samples
  • kitchen cabinet
    kitchen cabinet
  • faux marble side table
    faux marble side table
  • carved wood gilded console and mirror
    carved wood gilded console and mirror

Ferragamo: custom designs

  • T-shirt design Salvatore's Garden
    T-shirt design Salvatore's Garden
  • T-shirt design Salvatore's garden
    T-shirt design Salvatore's garden
  • Salvatore's Garden scarf design for Ferragamo
    Salvatore's Garden scarf design for Ferragamo
  • Salvatore's Garden scarf design for Ferragamo
    Salvatore's Garden scarf design for Ferragamo
  • Salvatore's Garden scarf design for Ferragamo
    Salvatore's Garden scarf design for Ferragamo
  • scarf design for Ferragamo with famous historical shoes
    scarf design for Ferragamo with famous historical shoes
  • Salvatore's Garden scarf design for Ferragamo
    Salvatore's Garden scarf design for Ferragamo
  • scarf design for Ferragamo with famous historical shoes
    scarf design for Ferragamo with famous historical shoes
  • Salvatore's Garden scarf design for Ferragamo
    Salvatore's Garden scarf design for Ferragamo
  • Salvatore's Garden scarf design for Ferragamo with famous historical shoes
    Salvatore's Garden scarf design for Ferragamo with famous historical shoes

Illustration- Food Grottesca

  • Zucchini Grottesca
    Zucchini Grottesca
  • Lettuce Grottesca
    Lettuce Grottesca
  • Seafood Passion
    Seafood Passion
  • Cold Fish Carpaccio
    Cold Fish Carpaccio

Illustration- Tea Tree

  • Tea Tree detail featuring cups from the collection of the Museo delle  Porcellane, Firenze
    Tea Tree detail featuring cups from the collection of the Museo delle Porcellane, Firenze
  • Gold leaf tea cup detail  from the collection of the Museo delle  Porcellane, Firenze
    Gold leaf tea cup detail from the collection of the Museo delle Porcellane, Firenze
  • Tea cup detail  from the collection of the Museo delle  Porcellane, Firenze
    Tea cup detail from the collection of the Museo delle Porcellane, Firenze
  • Tea cup detail  from the collection of the Museo delle  Porcellane, Firenze
    Tea cup detail from the collection of the Museo delle Porcellane, Firenze
  • Tea pot detail
    Tea pot detail
  • Tea Tree detail  from the collection of the Museo delle  Porcellane, Firenze
    Tea Tree detail from the collection of the Museo delle Porcellane, Firenze
  • Tea Tree  from the collection of the Museo delle  Porcellane, Firenze
    Tea Tree from the collection of the Museo delle Porcellane, Firenze

Illustration- Shoe designs Ferragamo

  • New shoe designs illustrated- designer Steven Slowik
    New shoe designs illustrated- designer Steven Slowik
  • New shoe designs illustrated- designer Steven Slowik
    New shoe designs illustrated- designer Steven Slowik
  • New shoe designs illustrated- designer Steven Slowik
    New shoe designs illustrated- designer Steven Slowik
  • New shoe designs illustrated- designer Steven Slowik
    New shoe designs illustrated- designer Steven Slowik
  • New shoe designs illustrated- designer Steven Slowik
    New shoe designs illustrated- designer Steven Slowik
  • New shoe designs illustrated- designer Steven Slowik
    New shoe designs illustrated- designer Steven Slowik

videos

  • Métiers d'Art de Versailles - Facteur de Clavecin
    Métiers d'Art de Versailles - Facteur de Clavecin
  • FlorenceArt.net Video-Decoration of a Claviorganum
    FlorenceArt.net Video-Decoration of a Claviorganum
  • Decorative Painting Harpsichord Soundboard
    Decorative Painting Harpsichord Soundboard
  • Tele Belluno report on Villa Modolo Project
    Tele Belluno report on Villa Modolo Project
  • Jean-Marie Tricoteaux, Claviorganum, Orgelbau Felsberg 2014
    Jean-Marie Tricoteaux, Claviorganum, Orgelbau Felsberg 2014
  • How to Paint & Stencil DIY Tutorial: Colorful Rustic Italian Stenciled Wall Finishing Technique
    How to Paint & Stencil DIY Tutorial: Colorful Rustic Italian Stenciled Wall Finishing Technique
  • How to Stencil Tutorial: Paint an Accent Wall with Ombre Stripes & Damask Wall Stencils
    How to Stencil Tutorial: Paint an Accent Wall with Ombre Stripes & Damask Wall Stencils
  • Couchet project 2016
    Couchet project 2016