Alyson Bell belongs to the Iij’aaw Yahgu ‘Laanaas Raven Clan from Old Masset in Haida Gwaii. Her Haida name is Xundaaya. She was taught how to draw form-line by her family. As a child, Alyson would accompany her grandfather to see his carving friends in their studios. She grew up surrounded by artists who inspire her to this day. In 2023, Alyson graduated from the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art.
Alyson works primarily in acrylics and is learning to carve alder. She is currently residing in Haida Gwaii and continues to develop her carving skills. Alyson hopes to find a Haida mentor to teach her further, and one day, open her own studio where she can teach the next generation of Haida artists.