Alison Street ~ Artist
Alison Street was born in Yorkshire, England but has lived most of her life in Africa. She moved to Zimbabwe as a child and then on to Zambia where she married and settled in Mazabuka. Alison and her husband spend most of their spare time at their cabin on the banks of Zambezi River, bordering the Lower Zambezi National Park. It is from here that she gathers most of her material and inspiration for her paintings and hopefully imparts the vibrancy, colours, rhythm and atmosphere that surround this abundant and very important part of our heritage. Alison says living in Africa is a joy and a privilege and one cannot help but pick up a pen, pencil or brush, endeavouring to capture the essence of this vast continent. She is a self taught artist but has had many successful exhibitions, joint and solo, here in Zambia. She feels conservation of wildlife is of paramount importance; portraying their stature and beauty in our breathtaking environment is mandatory. Alison donates a percentage of her profits from the sale of her works to conservation efforts. She also supports the Elephant Orphanage Project in the Kafue National Park.
- 2018: The painting ‘Plight of the Bumble Bee’ was selected for the David Shepherd Foundation “Wildlife Artist of the Year 2018”
- Bi-annual solo exhibition: Zebra Crossings Café, Ababa House, Lusaka.
- Annual group exhibition: Zebra Crossing Café, Ababa House, Lusaka.
- June 2013: The painting ‘Forest Floor’ was selected and hung in the Mall Galleries, London for the David Shepherd Foundation “Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013”
- April 2012 and July 2009: ‘The Royal Livingstone Hotel’ and the ‘Mosi O Tunya Hotel, Livingstone.
- March 2009: New York, Agora Galleries.
- 2008: The painting ‘Out of the Blue’ was selected and hung in the Mall Galleries, London for the David Shepherd Foundation “Wildlife Artist of the Year 2008”
- 1997 to 2010: Group Exhibition held in Lusaka every October to raise funds for ‘Musikili Primary School’
- Alison’s artwork is also being collected in Europe and the United States.