Fascinated by pattern and color from an early age, Allison grew up in the woods of Killingworth, CT on 22 acres of land that included a variety of trees and plants, wetlands, wildlife and glacial stone. The addition of a 3/4 acre pond, dug out of a spring-fed wetland in the 1960s, has provided inspiration for many of her images through the years. Allison still spends a lot of time outdoors – gardening, prowling the shoreline, hiking nature trails and backyard birding. She lives in Guilford, CT.
In addition to traditional images of the natural world, Allison creates water pattern abstracts, kaleidoscopic floral mandalas, and mirrored collages, all of which are perfect for home decor.
Allison prints her own work using archival inks and paper.
Allison holds a degree in Graphic Design from Connecticut College. She is largely a self-taught photographer, and has continued her photographic exploration with courses at Maine Media Workshops and participation in Coastal Camera Club. She has exhibited locally at libraries and health care facilities since 2010. She regularly participates in “Images” (Connecticut’s Shoreline Arts Alliance’s statewide juried show) and received First Honors in 2020.
Her most recent show, “Water As Canvas” was held at the Willoughby Wallace Library in Stony Creek in 2021.