Allison Crawford Ford

Artist - Hello Allison Art

I am an abstract painter and collage artist who creates art for lifestyles and homes. I am also a lawyer and think and write passionately about motherhood, life, and making time for creative pursuits.

What inspired you to start your business?

I started painting in between jobs. My husband encouraged me to take some time to myself to do something I wanted to do. I listened and started learning to paint. Once people started showing an interest in my work, the seeds of a business began growing. 

What is something you would say to someone who is struggling in their first few years of business? Is there something you struggled with and learned from in those first few years?

Don’t give up. Your path will be different from the next person’s path and that’s ok. Write and talk about your own story and celebrate your own wins. But celebrate others as well. There is room for all of us to win at the right place and the right time.

What hobbies, causes, or activities are you passionate about aside from your work?

My children and family. Women’s issues, particularly working moms and celebrating motherhood.

Image Credits: Cameron Budlove (laughing photo), Kimberly Gibson (black and white), Keia McSwain (room)