About Alison

Alison Wabeke is an artist living in Grand Rapids, Michigan.She is married to Kendal Wabeke, her biggest fan. Her art career began at a young age after her Dad gave her drawing lessons and taught her how to fall in love with art. She now uses similar strategies to teach private art lessons from her home.  Alison graduated from Calvin College in 2011 with a BA in Spanish, a BA in Recreational Therapy and Minors in Art and Psychology. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Central Michigan University and works for a Christian non-profit organization called The Association For a More Just Society (AJS) as the Director of Programs.

Artist Statement:

"My work focuses on drawing, painting, and collage, and I enjoy finding beauty in the everyday ordinary. I believe art is a platform that can be used to tell a bigger story, challenge everyday thinking, and effect change. When something is on my heart, the artist inside of me screams with ideas until I have found a way to visually portray it to others - it's a sort of artist obligation that I have. I believe art and the story it tells should be beautiful, respectful, and challenging."