I was born a creator.
My very first memories are sitting at the kitchen table with a tin of crayons and not enough hours in the day to fill in every blank page in front of me. Fast-forward 20 years and I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking. You’ll see these three disciplines cross-over again and again in my work.
These layers tell a story and every piece I make is a line from my life. So naturally, there is much to tell.
My style has evolved over my years of creating, always skipping back to my dreamy, jagged roots as an artist. I am most inspired by memories from my childhood, graffiti, an anxious mind, balance, street style, feeling, pattern mixing, and the conversations around me. I translate this inspiration into my work with moments of grit, textiles, mixed mediums, text, color and the occasional illustration. Every stroke is a reaction and every piece is a chapter from my story.
Allison James is a contemporary artist living on the Westside of Atlanta with her husband Brandon and their golden retriever, Reggie. Her studio is nestled in the heart of Virginia-Highland at Drewry St. Studios. Art consultations + studio visits are available by appointment.