"Drawing is something that has always come easy to me, but I lacked the passion for it until I discovered the world of faerie."- Alison Spokes
Alison’s obsession with faeries began shortly after her first visit to Vancouver Island in 2002 when she purchased a deck of faerie oracle cards from a local bookstore.
"My intentions, when I bought the cards, were for use rather than for the artwork, but the imagery in the cards became this rabbit hole into the wonderland that is 'faerie'"
Although Alison maintained her interest in myth and faeries, the years between 2002 and 2008 were preoccupied working on her Bachelor of Arts degree, which did not leave a lot of time for hobbies of any kind. In 2008 she graduated with majors in Anthropology and Psychology.
Since completing her very first digital fairy painting in 2010, Alison has exhibited at over one hundred events all over Vancouver Island and Western Canada. She was a finalist in the 2013 International Fairy and Fantasy Art Awards, and has been a repeat contributor to the collaborative 78 Tarot Project that has published multiple Tarot decks.