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Allison Bruns

illustration of Illustrated Dust Jacket Cover for Andy Warhol Was A Hoarder by Claudia Kalb and Published by National Geographic Publishing
illustration of Gene Wilder
illustration of Illustration of icon David Bowie RIP
Ziggy Stardust
illustration of Illustrated cover for children's coloring book with a famous miniature horse and jack russell terrier dog that are best friends
illustration of Illustrated caricature of Nick Cave, Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor. He is frontman of the critically acclaimed rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, he also formed the garage rock band Grinderman.
illustration of Illustrated portrait of Author and Poet Charles Bukowski.
illustration of Illustrated portrait of Author Toni Morrison. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon and Beloved
illustration of Illustrated portrait of musician Willie Nelson
illustration of Portrait illustration of Keith Richards, an English musician, singer, songwriter and founding member of the English rock band the Rolling Stones.
illustration of Illustrated portrait of Hunter S Thompson, American journalist and author. Best known for
illustration of Image of a compilation of scenes of Musician Tom Waits.
illustration of Illustrated Caricature Portrait of Clint Eastwood
illustration of Illustrated portrait of musician and icon Jimi Hendrix
illustration of From a Show of Serial Killers, Aileen Wuornos. Played by Charlize Theron in the movie,
illustration of Illustrated portrait of American author, Truman Capote. Famous for many novels including In Cold Blood that was made into a motion picture.
illustration of Illustrated portrait of HP Lovecraft, who was a writer of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in 'pulp' magazines.
illustration of Illustrated Portrait of Dr. Henry Kissinger who served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. This particular illustration explores his involved in the bombings of Cambodia during the Vietnam War.
illustration of Illustrated portrait of Henry Valentine Miller, an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language and sex. Wrote
illustration of Illustrated caricature portrait of  Bruce Springsteen - American musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his work with the E Street Band.
illustration of Illustrated author portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, an American author, poet, and considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre.
illustration of Illustrated portrait of Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway used his experiences as a reporter during the civil war in Spain as the background for his novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls. One of his famous later works was The Old Man and the Sea.
illustration of Illustrated portrait of James Baldwin, American novelist. His writings explore the intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions.
illustration of Author of the book Fight Club. This illustration was used to promote the appearance of Chuck Palahniuk at the Portland Film Festival.
illustration of Dick Cheney, vice president to president George W Bush
illustration of Illustrated portrait of Mark Twain, American author and humorist best known for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
illustration of Portrait illustration of American writer and essayist Flannery O'Connor. An important voice in American literature and one of the most influential women in history.
illustration of Character Portrait of American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer William S Burroughs. Writer of Naked Lunch.
illustration of Character portrait illustration of American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor Iggy Pop.
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illustration of Character Portrait illustration of iconic country western singer Hank Williams.
illustration of Illustration of Nina Simone - singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music.


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