Today in my chat with Allie Dattilio, we talk about studio spaces, being a mama and an artist, and Allie's journey as an accountant and painter. We also dive in to shipping and how she develops collections.
Allie is an oil painter and mixed media artist, residing in her hometown of Hagerstown, Maryland with her husband Mark, son Ward, and their two pups, Lena and Roam.
She graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2011, with a Bachelor of Arts in Art & Art History, and a minor in Mathematics. This juxtaposition of the creative and analytical has shaped her into a Type-A artist who thrives off of challenging both sides of her brain, pushing the limits of her palette and paintbrush and exploring strategy as a small business owner.
Her paintings dwell in homes and collections internationally, across 5 continents. (Africa and Antarctica are next!) When she's not in her studio, she can be found blowing raspberries into her baby's scrumptious belly rolls, tending to her family's organic garden, and slowly remodeling and designing their fixer-upper.
Her work is about hope - weathering the literal and metaphorical storms, and seeing the light at the horizon. Aesthetically, drawn to the contrast of dark, moody skies, against the rich glow of 24 karat gold leaf.
Her landscapes live somewhere between abstract and real, a particular vagueness intended to challenge the viewer to discover the image on their own terms, applying their own histories and memories onto the piece.
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About The Positively Creative Podcast:
The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how they make it in their respective fields.