Alison's lifelong passion for the creative arts has seen her pursue many successful ventures. Alison initially trained and taught as a high school visual arts teacher then, after having children, she developed a range of artistic businesses to fit with raising her family; photography to greeting cards, painting and bespoke cake toppers. Pursuing further study in 2018 Alison completed a graduate diploma in art therapy achieving a Dean’s merit award. In 2020 her ballpoint pen drawing ‘Billie” was a finalist in the M16 Drawing Prize. Alison’s Dogs of Springwood exhibition at Braemar Gallery early 2021 was tremendously successful with high attendance and sales. This body of work evolved into Alison’s book ‘I Like Dogs’, a delightful pre-reader bursting with intricate ballpoint pen drawings of our canine friends. Alison is currently in high demand for her pet portraits and is also delving back into a former passion - ceramics
The following are samples of work from past bodies of work and exhibitions.