Alison Landry, a portrait and figurative oil painter, creates work that is deeply rooted in the rich tradition of realism. Her paintings range from loose and expressive sketches from life to work that is more carefully studied and resolved, yet still painterly. Alison enjoys exploring color, texture, and expressive brushwork within the structure of realist proportions and form. She is captivated by people and strives to capture both their likeness and spirit in her work.

Alison is a resident artist and instructor at the Workhouse Arts Center and is the Northern Virginia and DC ambassador for the Portrait Society of America. Her work has received honors from the Portrait Society of America and the Art Renewal Center, among others, and has been juried into numerous exhibitions, both locally and nation-wide.

Alison holds a Masters in Teaching from Johns Hopkins and completed the Teach for America program as a secondary teacher in Baltimore City. She has over ten years’ experience teaching all levels of students and loves helping students grow their skills and meet their artistic goals.