As an artist, Allison looks to the world for inspiration and keeps an amazingly open mind. "If I limit myself to viewing the world through my own eyes, then I am limiting my work." She listens to colleagues, family and friends. She takes what she hears, combines it with the beauty she sees, and creates.
As a native Northern Californian, Allison grew up with art. Her family collected art and encouraged her to pursue the creative endeavors in life. Academically, she studied business and economics. And yet, art was always there, beckoning her.
Allison studied art throughout her life — as a hobby. After having three children, she was ready to make a more serious committment to this once casual pasttime. She found herself obsessed with the creation and painted daily with enthusiasm. She was hooked.
Allison has worked with and learned from many of today's nationally-known masters. She travels extensively and has studied fine art in Europe and South America. Painting alone to cultivate and experiment with her unique style, Allison creates big and bold works and it continues to move in an exciting direction.
Many collectors believe Allison is an emerging artist to watch. Her work develops quickly and is determined. The best way to observe her ongoing work is to visit this website often. Or, if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, visit the Allison McCrady Fine Arts Galleris in Orinda, California, and Berkeley California, where you can see not only Allison's work, but works of other reknown artists represented by aMFa.