Alison Hixon is a surrealism artist living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is best known for her detailed large scale watercolor mixed media paintings and stained glass illustrations. After receiving her BFA at Stephens College in Columbia, MO she lived and worked in Chicago as an actor in theatre and film. Her visual work is a colorful commentary on her journey through life which channel themes of self-identity, sexuality, coming of age, and the emotional turmoils of being a woman. She was recently mentioned in Vogue in August 2023 as an artist not to miss on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
I am inspired by the human condition, the unfulfilled subconscious mind, and the journey of what it means to be a woman in the world right now. My surrealism work often depicts distorted perceptions, exaggerated emotions, and contorted female figures placed in dream like surroundings or landscapes. I like to show how our emotions change our bodies physically and how it affects the environment around us. My art practice is in constant evolution running parallel with my self-development. My work is a way for me to problem solve, reflect, and come to terms. My goal is to feel connected to the world around me and inspire those who see my work to embrace the uncomfortable, sit with your feelings, and always trust your gut.