An interview with Savannah artist, Allison Small...
Photo by Anna Heritage
A: I’m from Dallas, Texas and I went to SCAD and majored in illustration.
A: Florals, landscapes, thrifty junky stores, retro gardening books..... Much of my work is based on the concept of simple hospitality and the warmth you feel when in a safe space amongst friends. I want people to feel comforted when they see my work.
A: Rollerblading, texting my sisters, volunteering for Young Life, reading celebrity memoirs, journaling, and going to the beach or park to improve my freckle game. I also live with three other girls so there’s never a shortage of silliness.
A: I’ve been focusing on Still Life paintings and landscapes this year, which has been so marvelous and refreshing after years of creating mostly maps and commissioned portraits. I just started buying myself flowers to paint from observation, and it truly is a game changer and is breathing new life into my work. I will never get tired of florals. They’re so hopeful, you know?
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