Alanna's paintings focus on the mysteries of the human condition and the people and places for which she interacts are the inspiration for her work. Her paintings are held in private and public collections in Canada, France and the United States.

Alanna's textile work is all hand printed and is based on detailed designs pulling influences from designs discovered through her travels in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Her textiles have been sold in Canada, France, Germany and Uganda.

Alanna was born in Ottawa. She earned an Honours BA for Studio Arts from McMaster University (2001) and a BEd for Arts Based Learning from Queen's University (2005).

Alanna has lived and worked in many places including England, France, Burkina Faso and Ghana. Throughout she has pursued her passion for art and curiosity for the vicissitudes of life.

Alanna now lives and works in Toronto, Canada.