HI, i'm ALISON ENGLISH
"Beauty scatters the seeds of hope in us"
Sister Joan Chittister
I am a seeker of beauty and believe that beauty sparks hope, rest, and can inspire us to be better, do more, and live life to the fullest. Connecting to beauty in nature, art and music – they can feed the soul. The great thing about beauty is that it really is in the eye the beholder – so the way it inspires and ignites us is different for every person.
My desire is to foster a beautiful and meaningful life and help others do the same. This comes to life in many ways, but my art is key. I fell into painting quite by accident. No classes, just a canvas and paints and a desire to see what would happen. What happened was I fell in love with it. From abstract with acrylics, I moved to watercolor florals and I loved the way the paint and water moved across the page. I fell into pattern making after many folks suggested my work looked like it could live on fabrics or wallpaper. So, my patterns come from the watercolors I create in my studio. Additionally, I have a high/low design style with a desire for anything I touch to be both beautiful and approachable and I hope that comes to life in the work you find here.
I've been married to my husband, Doug, for 19 years. I'm mom to two middle schoolers and my family and I reside on the Eastside of Atlanta, Georgia. We enjoy fixing up our 100-year bungalow, walking all the fabulous parks, eating our way through the city, and always enjoying a cocktail with friends and family on our porch. I hope you enjoy what you find here.