Street Murals by Alison Hamil Art seen at Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Atlanta - Georgia Pollinator Garden
Street Murals by Alison Hamil Art seen at Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Atlanta - Georgia Pollinator Garden
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Georgia Pollinator Garden

Description
Alison designed and painted this mural for the Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Buckhead, Georgia, just north of downtown Atlanta. The design features several various species of pollinators and pollinator-friendly flowers native to Georgia, including the ruby-throated hummingbird, sweat bee, carpenter bee, honey bee, purple cone flower (echinacea) and helenium. Most of the reference photos I used in the design were taken in her mom’s garden in Roswell, Georgia. This was one of her favorite projects. The subject matter is very near and dear to her heart. It is meant to educate and encourage a greater stewardship for our natural environment. Planting pollinator-friendly flowers is an easy thing that everyone can do to offset the effects of pollution and habitat destruction.
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Meet the Creator

Alison Hamil’s creative spark began at an early age. As a child, she was constantly building, sculpting, making, and creating. She fondly remembers doing imaginative things like constructing a robot entirely out of recycled materials on a whim, and holding an art show at a pop-up gallery in her parents’ garage. Throughout her childhood, she won several art contests, and decided to be a cartoonist in fourth grade. That didn’t quite pan out, but she wasn’t far off.

In high school, Alison realized that she was the only student not using ceramics class as an excuse to slack off, so she decided to pursue formal training and a career in art. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Georgia State University with a concentration in Drawing and Painting in 2010. She also studied the art of graphic design while she was in school, and now specializes in bridging the gap between design, technology, and traditional drawing and painting.

Currently, Alison is a working artist in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. She has a diverse body of work including murals, graphic design, and paintings in watercolor and acrylic. Most of her work incorporates bold colors, graphic patterns, and symmetry, combined with elements of painterly realism.

Alison has been awarded several scholarships, and was named Best Emerging Visual Artist in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta 2013. Although she is based in Atlanta, she has painted murals in various places across the globe including Nicoya, Costa Rica, and Kefalonia, Greece, and several various towns throughout North Carolina. She has exhibited in the Georgia State Capitol, Kibbee Gallery, Mason Murer Gallery, Eyedrum, MOCA GA, and MINT Gallery, and she has been included in several art showcases in Atlanta, including the 2013-15 and 2017-18 Hambidge Art Auction and Performance Gala.

In addition to maintaining an ongoing studio practice, Alison works on both public and commercial-based art projects. She recently completed the Hatch Public Art Training Intensive with C4 Atlanta, and plans to combine what she’s learned with her passion for mural painting to delve further into the realm of community-based public art.

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