My name is Allyson Proulx, lefty smudges is the name of my practice. I am visibly white. I identify as queer, round, and neurodivergent. My grandmothers are of Irish, English, French, and Italian ancestry. I am the fifth generation to have been born on land that I am not Indigenous to.

My mother’s side of the family is full of craft and creation – woodworking, stained glass, crocheting, painting, drawing, lettering, gardening, sewing, etc. My mother, her brother’s, and both her parents, all were capable and active. My father was a theatre man, an entertainer, teacher, and comic.

In my practice I embody the marrying of craft and performance I learned from my family, in both my process and presentation.

I am a service provider.