Allison is committed to, consults on and speaks about conservation and sustainability, Lagoon issues and local culture. She spends a large part of her time learning the ways of the North, the traditions of crabbing and net fishing, and documenting the slow demise of this unique environment. She is particularly fond of the islands of Isola Santa Cristina, Burano, Torcello, Mazzorbo and San Francesco del Deserto, and enjoys the winter months most, when locals are freer and more accessible, and the lagoon waters are calm and empty.
Allison paints and writes to celebrate and remember the Lagoon as it is now and as it once was, to capture her relationship with it and in some way contribute to its conservation and protection.
Allison studied Literature at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, is a twice-published author, watercolour artist, and is grateful to have been introduced to oil painting by the artist,