Modern Art from a Black Southern Belle with Lowcountry Roots

Do you have a love of modern art? So do we and we are excited to share a Black Southern Bell with Lowcountry roots who is creating coastal inspired modern art that we can’t get enough of and that artist is Allison Ford, owner of Hello Allison Art (@Helloallisonart) Take a look at this beautiful Modern Art from a Black Southern Belle with Lowcountry Roots and take a sneak behind what inspires Allison Ford. 

 

Modern Art from a Black Southern Belle with Lowcountry Roots

 

Photo credit to Kimberly Gibson Photography @kmgphotolove

“I am very much a Southern girl. Sweet tea and pimento cheese make me happy.  I am not only an abstract and collage artist and lawyer by day, I am first and foremost a wife, and mother of two boys.  I grew up in Charleston, attending a creative arts school and developed an appreciation for the arts at a young age. In college, although I had a strong desire to be in the studio, I talked myself out of taking a painting course because I was afraid of making a bad grade. I opted for printmaking and sculpture instead. Those courses and a few other workshops I have taken in the past few years are my only real training.  Although I am not a classically trained artist, I appreciate how each of these experiences have taught me something about the craft and about myself. “

 

“My art is about painting what I love and what I feel.  I paint emotions and colors, not things typically.  Although, sometimes I do paint abstract marshes and landscapes, inspired by my southern roots on the coast. I am inspired by organic shapes, nature, and bright colors. My work has many textures, depth, and layers. I want viewers and collectors to want to dive into the painting, to touch and feel it, and explore the work with all of their senses.   I use a medley of tools—acrylics, oil pastels,  graphite, paper and remnants of art projects.  I am not afraid of getting messing and you will often find me painting with my fingers.”

 

We think this piece would look great in any office or family room. Perfect inspiration to see on a daily basis.
Nothing like seeing an artist in action. Allison looks right at home doing what she does best, making art.

 

 

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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