LOGANVILLE, Ga. – (Nov. 4, 2019) –Local artist Allie Jackson submitted an oil painting that was chosen for the Art of Georgia IV exhibit that’s currently being displayed at the State Capitol in Atlanta.
The exhibit seeks to capture the uniqueness of Georgia landscapes and is a collaboration between The Office of the Governor and the Georgia Council for the Arts. Artwork is sought from artists in all 159 counties over a two-year period and the selected works are exhibited while on loan from the artist for a six-month period.
Allie Jackson was a reporter for the Barrow County News and later the Athens Banner-Herald. Her work often blends her skills of photojournalism, creative writing and her love of literature. Using photographs allows Allie to work in the comfort of her home studio in Loganville.
Painting mainly landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes, she enjoys exploring the depths of movement and composition to tell a story. Painting allows her to explore stories and let them play out on the canvas. Allie mainly uses oil paints as her medium.
“It’s an honor to have been chosen for this exhibition and have my work hanging in the State Capitol,” Jackson said. “I only recently discovered my love of painting and it makes me genuinely happy to share it with others.”
Allie currently works full time in Athens as a marketing coordinator for a law firm and resides in Loganville with her two sons and their dog, Chloe.
Allie’s oil painting “Dreams of Mountains in Blue” depicts a scene from Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Only a select few pieces of art were chosen to be displayed at the capitol building.