In the Neighborhood

Braitmayer Gallery
Exhibition Opening Date:
  August 20, 2020

Alison Wells – New Bedford has been Alison’s home away from home for the past 15 years. This area has and continues to serve as a major source of inspiration throughout her career in the United States, both consciously and subconsciously. She is influenced greatly by its rich architecture; its prolific fishing harbor; its fascinating histories of Whaling; the Underground Railroad & Textiles; its multicultural backbone and the artistic veins that pump the city with life and vitality. She fuses these significant influences along with her Caribbean culture and sensibilities to create unique and vibrant mixed media, large scale paintings in this series titled In the Neighborhood.

Top banner caption: (detail) Alison Wells, Beyond the Shadows, 2020. Acrylic & Mixed Media Collage, 60 x 48 inches.

In the Neighborhood: Virtual Artist’s Talk with Alison Wells
View the May 6th virtual talk with Alison Wells on YouTube.


The Common Ground Project is made possible, in part, by the William M. Wood Foundation.