Allison Wiese Studio
Guest Artist at Slate Roof Studio
13397 Wilt Store Road,
Leesburg, VA 20176
Catoctin Region Cluster, 2023 Stop #2
Growing up in a small lake town in Michigan heavily influences my artwork. Beaches, lakes, and sunsets make their way into many pieces. Over the past two decades I have painted while also practicing as clinical therapist specializing in adolescent depression and anxiety. Most recently my husband and two young daughters have gained footing in Leesburg, Virginia, and I have devoted myself to art full-time. My background as a therapist very much informs my creative process, and ultimately I try to cultivate a sense of joy with every piece.
Portraying water-based subjects while playing with colors, movements, and patterns in big ocean waves is what I am drawn to most. My art is a love letter to and a meditation on everything in and around our vital oceans. However, the cows in Virginia are rubbing off on me, and much of my work now falls into the category of “Surf & Turf.” Once I started to put cows on surf boards (initially as a humorous suggestion from my husband) I just couldn’t stop. I hope to elicit a smile or even a chuckle as I continue to experiment with putting dogs and other farm animals on my giant breaking waves.
Available from this artist:
Paintings, prints, stationery, hats
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Map and Directions:
Directions to this Tour Stop:
From Leesburg: rte 15 N about 8.5 miles, turn left onto Wilt Store Rd. Studio is 1 mile on the Right. From Lovettsville/MD, rte 15 S turn right onto Wilt Store Rd. From Lucketts/Taylorstown, follow Taylorstown Rd and turn onto Wilt Store Rd (follow signs) -- studio is 1 mile on the left.
Connect with this artist:
You can also find this artist on Instagram as @alibwiese