About Allison Puccetti Adams
Art makes me happy. Whether it is visual art in my photos or paintings or the art my children make with music.
I am drawn to movement, texture, diversity, vivid color.
When I paint, I try to express emotion, many times that comes from the environment,
often the music I am listening to.
When I take photographs, I try to capture the spirit of the person or thing I am snapping.
I grew up in Livingston, Alabama with childhood influences in art from David Gosselin~ whom people now refer to as "Wizard"~ flying fish, painted dumpsters~ "whatever is IS" and loved Leroy Neiman's colorful splashes in the Neiman Marcus catalogs of the day.
I graduated from the University of Alabama with an HES degree in Interior Design, where I took ALMOST enough art classes there to call it a minor.
After college living in Montgomery for eight years there were influences from Barbara Gallagher, Clark Walker, Camilla Armstrong, Julia Starke, and Nan Cunningham. I had an artist workspace with a group of artists downtown and shows in Cloverdale at gallery 1044.
While living on the Alabama Gulf Coast I was drawn to the colors and technique of local artists who painted in fun whimsical styles, such as Harrison and others. I was greatly influenced by Paul Jackson and his play with light in watercolor and after a workshop with him in Ocean Springs have expanded his teachings to my acrylics while still tackling in watercolor. (Two completely opposite techniques).
My graphic design background in wallcovering design early in my career combined with my interior design degree and love of texture and pattern have also shaped my style.
I spent ten years in Mt. Brook Alabama surrounded by artists such as Melanie Morris, who introduced me to the palette knife, Amy Collins, Tom Lynch and our group of Highland Artists where we painted together at my home as well as others each week and studied God's vision for us as artists.
Now, settled on the banks of Lake Tuscaloosa where I am sifting through the past years of influence and meeting new artsy friends who are honing my spirit to find the artist at the core of my soul, I am excited to see where this artist journey leads.
Photography has been a passion, to the point that my family say I walk with camera in hand and have over 30,000 images on my computer today. I love to see the world through the lens and try to convey that moment.
All of my images are available on canvas, notecards and prints.
I write and create photography for Druid City Journal, a new community newspaper that covers Tuscaloosa.