Abolition Row, from the series In the Neighborhood, 2020 © Alison Wells
“I am influenced greatly by New Bedford’s 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.”

Allison Wells

Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, Alison Wells relocated to the South Coast of Massachusetts in 2004 to pursue a Masters Degree in Fine Art Painting at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. She now lives and works as a full-time artist and art educator in, and is the owner of “Alison Wells Fine Art Gallery” in downtown New Bedford. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally and are part of private, public and corporate collections.

“As a New Bedford resident and a woman of color originally from Trinidad and Tobago, I have been particularly intrigued and inspired by New Bedford’s significant involvement in the Underground Railroad…

In my mixed media paintings I have incorporated painting, printmaking and paper collage techniques. My intention is to explore a contemporary approach to the Underground Railroad theme to raise awareness and encourage discussion about a history that is unknown to many but challenges and inspires our community today.”

Explore more of Alison’s work at  www.alisonwells.com

Abolition Row, from the series In the Neighborhood, 2020 © Alison Wells
Abolition Row, from the series In the Neighborhood, 2020 © Alison Wells

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Take a Public Art Walking Tour on Your Time

Need to stretch your legs and catch some sunshine? Thanks to #NBCreative, there is a public art tour to help you explore public art in New Bedford throughout the city. This tour can take you from one artwork to another or simply help you identify the artwork you see everyday. It’s incredible how artists can

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