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Allison Spreadborough



4811 Alturas Way
Sacramento, CA 95822
2021 Open Studio:

About Allison Spreadborough

Allison Spreadborough is a landscape painter residing in Sacramento, California. On her hikes and travels in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and National Parks, she frequently paints in her nature journal or en plein air. The Sierra reveals an abundant source of imagery and wonder and has inspired Allison to hike all of the Yosemite High Sierra Camps, most of the John Muir Trail and to backpack the Tahoe Rim Trail twice. Spreadborough received her formal art training at CSUS and two local community colleges. She improved her training with private instruction from several National watercolor masters and developed a dreamlike expressionist style of painting. The importance of granulating pigment is notable in her work as is the use of a wet-into-wet watercolor technique.

Because Allison is passionate about watercolor, she created and administers a popular Facebook group, Northern California Watercolor Artists. ​​In 2022, she was awarded a four week long artist-in-residence at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, CA. Also in 2022 her painting “Off Heeser Street, Mendocino”, was accepted in the California Watercolor Association’s (CWA) prestigious 52nd National Exhibition in Pleasanton, CA.

Allison's work is included in several permanent public collections and numerous private collections.

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