I have loved creating, ever since I first picked up a crayon as a child. With my work, I am interested in making the internal external. I enjoy visually exposing the unique mental environment of the subject in each piece. I believe art should let us see something we cannot in real life, and this idea meets that function. Rather than using exaggerated facial expressions or gestures, I tend to let the external surroundings of a subject speak to the content of their mind and soul. This tendency most likely stems from my interior design background, and the idea that the external environment should reflect the internal person (or people) who inhabit(s) it. I have worked with Express Yourself Artshop at Creative 360 in Midland for the past 4 years and am currently Program Coordinator. Artshop is an inclusive arts program open to all students, including those with disabilities. I see every day how the act of creating sparks joy both in the creator and those around them. Everyone is an artist. Each person on earth has the ability to do something creative that can touch another person, and it is never too late to begin.
Allise's ArtPrize Entries
These are Allise's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Allise's Past Work
These are images of past work that Allise has done.