Original Oils - portrait, pets, and houses
Allison Parker grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina where she began sketching the mountains around Boone, Asheville, and Blowing Rock at an early age. She earned an art scholarship and her B.F.A. in Painting and Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
The television show "Secrets of New York" brought her to New York City, where the show won an Emmy award for her graphics and illustrations. Her work can be viewed on the History Channel and PBS through the syndication of the show.
Allison worked as a freelance digital illustrator before enrolling in the Core Program of Classical Drawing and Painting at the Grand Central Atelier in Manhattan. She continued to study at the Art Students League of New York and Chelsea Classical Studio, where she learned to sculpt, draw, and paint from live models in the style of the Old Masters.
Allison Parker is an art instructor and has taught drawing and painting classes for over ten years with schools including Drawing New York, The Art Center NY, Root Studio School, the Kingsport Art Guild, Momac Studio, and the McKinney Center. Allison currently works as an online art instructor, painter, and freelance illustrator from her studio in Jonesborough, Tennessee.
Allison has received awards from the Appalachian Art Show, the Kingsport Art Guild, the Wachovia Art Grant, the Hudson River Fellowship, and the Salmagundi Club.
Her work has been displayed at the New York Society of Illustrators, the John F. Peto Museum, the New York Pen and Brush Society, the Salmagundi Club NYC, and the Clark Gallery in Banner Elk, N.C.