Allison is a native of Andalusia and a graduate of Andalusia High School. She attended Huntingdon College where she earned a Bachelors in Religion, and Duke University where she earned a Masters of Divinity. While at Duke she gained horticulture experience while working at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and by traveling across the country to work with churches and non-profit organizations with gardening initiatives focused on providing fresh produce to the most vulnerable members of the community. In 2017 Allison moved back to Andalusia and has put her “green thumb” to work for the City of Andalusia. In addition to working with the Horticulture Department, Allison also manages the Andalusia Farmers Market.
Allison has always enjoyed painting and prefers working with acrylic and watercolor. She prides herself on having been a student of many of Andalusia’s well known artists, and is thankful to be a part of a community that values such creativity.
Previous Featured Artists
Spring 2018 Mary Susan Crovato
Mary Susan Crovato born and raised in Selma, Alabama, picked up her first pallet knife in 2015 out of pure curiosity. Starting strictly focusing on abstracts she found that she quickly moved into more specific commissioned pieces. “I love challenging myself each time I take on a project learning each time more and more about myself and the use of the knife.” You can follow Mary Susan’s art on Facebook, "Southern Reflections".
2017 Josh Scott
Josh draws inspiration from life, art, nature, and culture. He works primarily in acrylic and mixed media. Josh was born in Niagara Falls, NY and relocated to Alabama in the mid 80s. He lives with his wife and sassy daughter in Andalusia. His work has been exhibited at Andalusia Ballet and LAAC. See more of his work at facebook.com/ttocsuahsoj.
2016 Roger Powell
Roger was born and raised in Andalusia. He graduated from Andalusia High School. He then attended Troy University obtaining a Bachelors in Social Sciences and a Masters in Counseling and Human Development. He is married to Cathy Powell, a teacher at Andalusia Elementary, and they have two daughters Allyn and Lauren. Roger retired as Circuit Clerk of Covington County, but he continues to design Architectural Watercolor pictures. Roger is involved in many activities of Covington County including First Presbyterian Church deacon, DYW for Covington County Emcee, Board of Directors for Lower Alabama Arts Coalition, and Andalusia Ballet Board of Directors. He and his wife were just honored as Kiwanis Club Citizens of the Year 2015.
2015 Lynn Starnes
Lynn is a native of Andalusia, Alabama and a proud graduate of Andalusia High School. After high school, she graduated from Troy State University with a masters degree in Elementary Education. She is in her 16th year of teaching. She enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband Van, and children Marion and Maecy. Lynn has always been a creative person. As a child, she spent much of her free time drawing, painting, crafting or “making things”. She never really thought of herself as a “real artist” because she is self taught. Lynn enjoys working and experimenting with a variety of art mediums. To her, it never gets old and there is always some new idea brewing in the back of her mind. Whether it is in the classroom, or dining room (a.k.a. art studio) using her imagination to create new things is her passion. Lynn is thankful that God has blessed her with a talent that she can share with others.
2014 Sydney Brunson
2013 Margo Russell
2012 Rik Long
2011 Kim Baumgartner
2010 Tara Dalton
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