When I make a piece of art, I'm looking for something beautiful, simple, and honest. I do this because when people don't get in the way of themselves, that's how life is. I'm experimenting with oil paints, but mostly I find myself drifting towards dry media, and especially chalk pastels. I appreciate the process of drawing because it's much more direct than painting. It lets me feel much closer to my subjects - which is particularly important because I am primarily a figurative artist. I end up drawing myself the most but there's nothing so "special" about me. Everyone has these quiet moments in their own lives and so it becomes very easy for other people to understand and relate to what I'm creating. The figures in my work invite the viewer to participate in the calm, contemplative mood I've depicted. Genuine human connection is quite difficult to find. When someone looks at my work they can stop, breathe, and connect. 

I studied Fine Art and Art Education at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and graduated in 2018. Since then I have been a working artist, taking commissions and participating in art shows across the US. I'm currently living in the Pacific Northwest with my dog, Chloe, where I'm continuing my classical art education at Georgetown Atelier.

Website: allisonroseart.com
Instagram: @allison_rose_art

Artwork by Allison Rose

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