Color My World:  The Very Vibrant Life Of San Antonio’s Allison Gregory

November 10, 2023
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Allison Gregory in her studio

When it comes to spell-binding uses of color, look no further than San Antonio native and fine artist, Allison Gregory. From the time she first picked up a paintbrush at age five, she has brought every space to life while bringing more happiness with her vivid and plentiful use of color in her artwork. Various side projects have involved partnering with several companies all over the world that specialize in reproducing art for luxury home accessories. From high-end glassware, coffee table bowls, animal figurines, shower curtains, iPhones, and iPads, her art is everywhere. A veteran of 102 exhibitions (including major art fairs), Allison catches up with Lance Avery Morgan to share more about her chromatic world these days.

The best career advice I’ve received is…Market yourself.

Three qualities that got me where I am today as an artist are…Persistence, exposure and being relentless. 

Easiest career decision I ever made is…After obtaining my degrees 25 years ago, I decided to  be an artist for a living

What is influencing me creatively right now is…Maximalism.

How I made my first dollar…Waiting tables.

Courtesy of Apple TV

Last thing I binge/marathon watched…The Morning Show.

Book that left a lasting impression on me…The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair.

First album I bought…Billy Joel’s Innocent Man.

If I lived in a foreign city it would be…Positano.

What everyone/man/woman should try in her lifetime is…Living abroad.

If I could compete in an Olympic sport it would be…Tennis.

If I weren’t doing what I do I would…Be an interior designer.

A celebrity I would prank phone call and what I would ask them is…Madonna. What was it like being an icon in the 80’s?

Madonna, 1980s

My style icon is…Pucci.

My personal style signifier is…A vintage tee and a cool pair of sneakers. 

The classic movie actor’s style I most identify with is…Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame.

Rosalind Russell, Auntie Mame, 1958

The last meal that truly impressed me was…My first steak, after being a vegetarian for 22 years.

Another artist whose work I would collect (or like to collect) is…Markus Linnenbrink.

In my fridge you will always find…Hellman’s mayonnaise.

My perfect day would end…With margaritas.

On my tombstone, it will say…She Added More Color To Our World.

The Gentleman Racer by Michael Satterfield

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