≡ Menu

A woman considers the painting "In Retrospect, Hope" at Luminarte Gallery, Dallas

This is part of the Sony “Hidden” project, to photograph the Dallas arts scene. The painting is by Alison Jardine. I have been so very impressed with how little intervention the photographer needs to capture scenes in really very difficult lighting situations with this Sony NEX-5R, such as at night or in back-lit galleries as in the photograph above.

Hidden (In Plain Sight) ~ Deep Ellum, with the Dallas skyscrapers in the background...


This photograph is part of my project with Sony & Flavorpill to photograph my personal view of the Dallas Arts Scene, “Hidden”.

This was taken with a Sony NEX-5R camera, supplied by Sony.

Couldn’t resist sharing this adorable little beast to be found at 500X Gallery, Dallas.


My new pet .... At 500X

"The Curtain" at Marty Walker Gallery

Welcome to “Hidden”, a project sponsored by Sony to photograph the ‘Hidden’ arts scene in Dallas.

Sony have supplied me with their extremely nifty little beastie known as the NEX-5R, with an additional macro and zoom lens, and for around two weeks I’ll be sharing my artist-eye view of Dallas.

A selection of the images will be shown on Flavorpill, and on the Sony site, and will culminate in an in-store display of the project at the Sony Store in the Galleria. To this end, I’ll be keeping most of the images underwraps until the exhibition.

In the meantime, I will be sharing a few sneak peeks of some of the things I’ve found on my travels so far….







The big day is finally here – I collect my NEX-5R camera from the Sony Store in the Galleria in Dallas.

Now, I start photographing the Dallas art scene over the next two weeks, and sharing them on Flavorpill and Flavorwire.

Can’t wait!

I have three new pencil & ink artworks available. These are ready-framed (the frames hang, or stand) and they are $70 each (not including shipping).

These are studies of sunlight that I made, as part of my new series Paintings From the Hedge. I particularly enjoy making small paper artworks, and I hope you will enjoy them too.

Please email me at alison@alisonjardine.com if you are interested.



You are invited on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th to come visit Deep Ellum, in Dallas, as forty artists in the Continental Gin Studios open their doors to the public.

Studio 3W3 (that’s me 🙂

3309 Elm St, Dallas, TX

Naturally, I’ve been cleaning up a little (or rather a lot) and, with just a few finishing touches, I am almost ready.

Hope you can visit, and here’s a sneak peek….


The long loading bay out front....

The Door

What's behind the gold door?

brand new works, that's what!


...and of course, I'll be there too 🙂

The wonderful Fort Worth Civic Orchestra projected several of my Nocturne artworks during their performance of Debussy’s Nocturnes, at their first performance of the season. Here are a couple of snaps of it as it happened…



Come along on November 10th to Dragon Street in Dallas and bid on 150 original artworks created on 18″ wood panels by 150 artists, today in a large and (this year) quite clean and warm warehouse.

On the night, there will be live music by local bands, great hot food & drinks, plus three auctions throughout the night, in which our well-known masters of the cattle-call auction lead live crowd bidding for each piece, starting at just $20. Pieces can go for just $20, or for over $1000, so you’ve a chance of a very special piece and bargain too. Visit the Art Conspiracy website for more information.

This year, as it clashes with my Artist Open Studio weekend at the Continental Gin building in Deep Ellum, I won’t be able to attend so I’ll miss the party.

Here is my finished piece – the photo is blurry, but it’s all I’ve got!

On November 9th & 10th,you are invited to the Open Studios at the Continental Gin building in Deep Ellum, Dallas, and enjoy the art, refreshments and music that will be on offer throughout the weekend.

Each year, thousands of people visit this rambling, eclectic piece of Deep Ellum history, meet the artists, see the studios, and maybe also find a special artwork.

I hope to see you then! Studio 3W3 (top floor, West Wing).