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Alison Gayne grew up in Annapolis, Maryland and now lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her passion for art began at a young age. She started pursuing art more seriously while attending Moore College of Art & Design, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia. She has had recent exhibitions in Portland, Oregon. In 2011, her “Bike Art Series” artwork was published in the Bike Art: Bicycles in Art Around The World Book, out of Athens, Greece. Her Art was featured in the Portlandia TV series on IFC for Season 2, in January 2012 for the 'Get Your Gear' skit. She has exhibited her work in galleries and cultural centers throughout Portland, Philadelphia, Maryland, Venezuela, and Greece. In addition, Alison's artwork is now in private collections around the country in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, California, and Oregon.
Alison's primary goal when creating art is to breathe life into what she makes. One of her practices is to make sure that she doesn't stay locked up in the studio for too long. She gets out, explores the world and other forms of art for inspiration. This balance helps to keep her creative energy fresh and exciting. This relates to new ideas and the ability to stay excited about what she does everyday. Alison likes to create living emotion in her paintings. Her wish is to make you want to keep coming back for more so that you may explore your own spirit, inspire who you are and what you want to become in this lifetime. Art can help us grow, heal our hearts, excite our senses and inspire new ideas. Its one of the most valuable gifts to society.