Allison Burke is a talented artist who pulls from many sources to tell her story. She spins a visually stunning narrative with her vivid use of color and form, often utilizing prose in her pieces to complete the story. She hails from Westchester County and spends a great deal of time in the Hudson Valley, inspired by the beauty of the Catskills and surrounding area. She works with various media, watercolor, acrylics and pastels- pretty much anything she has available. She also loves photography, and has a great eye for capturing nature, which is one of the things that draws her to the Catskills. Allison came to art, or rather, art came to her at a very young age as a form of catharsis and as a way of connecting, processing, and understanding the world around her. The stories she tells in her pieces successfully convey their autobiographical nature. She has molded that into a career as an Therapeutic Art Instructor where she can assist and act as a conduit, specifically to the elderly and those suffering Alzheimer’s, as a way to empower and give new purpose and meaning at the end of life. Giving a voice- whether it’s by helping people reconnect with what has been lost or redefining identity altogether, is of the utmost importance and something she can relate to closely. The re-integrative healing powers of the creative process run deep and are reflected in both her personal and professional art. Click on the links to the right to view the Artist’s Instagram and Facebook.