About the Artist - Allison Brodie
Allison Brodie Designs has been an influence in the interior design, window display and art culture in Victoria BC for many years.
Allison started her career with in-store display more than 20 years ago with the Hudson Bay Company and Gibson's Ladies Wear. During this time, Allison started her painting career, focusing her medium on detailed watercolours and very precise pieces. In the 90's Allison switched gears and started teaching children's art lessons out of her home and at Island Blue Print. She continued this for many years until in-store display once again called her name.
During her 20+ year in-store display career Allison helped create some of the most talked about window displays in Victoria with such clients as Rogers Chocolates, British Importers, and Women in Need (WIN). Allison's passion was evident in the unique displays she created.
Allison is also a talented interior designer, who has helped many home owners find their own personal style, while creating a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere within their homes. Her eye for colour, pattern and texture have helped inspire her artwork in recent years.
Allison is once again focusing on her artwork. Painting full time from her home in Victoria or on Salt Spring Island, Allison draws inspiration from the land, sea and nature around her. She has been focusing mainly on large, acrylic on canvas paintings, but has recently begun to experiment with other mediums and surface types.
Allison's artwork can be found in collections in the United States, Vancouver Island, Vancouver and as far away as England.
"My work at the moment is experimental as I love to try new techniques and products. I have been concentrating on mostly abstract work. I love to work intuitively through a piece, guided mostly from an inner voice. Many of these pieces takes layers and layers to complete but I know it’s worth it. Especially when people react to them in such a positive way! For my abstracts, I have been using found recycled metal, different compounds I make up myself, antique and handmade papers and other bits that I feel works with what I’m trying to say in the piece.
I have had several commission where the client asks for a piece for a specific room in their home. This is most exciting and I love to work with the client so that they also have some input as we move along on the painting.
I am now a member of the Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Art on lovely Salt Spring Island where I live part time. I show my work here with other artist members. I am also represented by The Gallery at Matticks Farm in Victoria....my other home.My work has found homes in many parts of Canada, the United States and parts of Europe.......and perhaps yours!"