Bruns earned her Bachelor of Arts in Illustration from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2007. She is the winner of several awards, including the Creativity Annual Student Award for News and Editorial Illustration for her thesis on the atrocities of The Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Allison was again honored in 2012 by being selected for the First PNCA Juried Alumni Exhibition. Rooted in a lifelong fascination with music, movies, and literature, Allison's portraiture work includes a diverse cast of characters, each with his or her own story to share. She has been commissioned for design, illustration, and oil paintings for many Oregon businesses as well as for private clients. Her work has been featured on the Portlandia television show, VICE Magazine, at the Portland Film Festival and Powells City of Books, Willamette Week and The Oregonian, and is a contributing illustrator for PDX Magazine. Allison Bruns works in oil and canvas, pen and watercolor.
Acrylic, Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Figurative, Line with Color, Oil, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Watercolor, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment
Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Celebrities, Character Development, Children's Books, Comic Book, Editorial, Education, Family, Historical, Icons, Music, Mystery, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Americana, Feminine, Masculine, Youth, Ethnic, Edgy, Grunge, Urban