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Artisan of the Month
Alison Ubert of Alison Ubert Designs

A prior preschool teacher and stay at home mom, Alison understands what it means to nurture, teach, and inspire. Over thirteen years ago, she was asked to paint a mural for a preschool teacher she worked with. When she accepted, another world opened up. Several weeks later a friend referred her to a hair salon that needed a mural done in the children’s section. “I painted a jungle scene and it was like free advertising. It snowballed,” said Alison. It was then she started Alison Ubert Designs, based out of Wichita, Kansas. Enjoying both residential and commercial jobs, she works in Wichita and the surrounding area.

Cognoscente of building her craft, Alison takes classes as she’s able. She first began with Deb Drager at the Artmatrix. From there she met Jason Lavender, with River City Finishes, and merged with him until 2014. “We worked together for eight years. On occasion we still do. I learned every aspect of painting, staining, concrete, and more, from Jason,” said Alison. “Then I wanted to develop my own style and found Kathy Carroll’s website. I incorporated Proceed, Bella, art rollers, glass beads and many more. I had to learn on my own and, with her help over the phone, with the glass beads. And Kathy makes Jewelry Stencil Collections that clients love. There is so much you can do with it. You can trowel it through actual stencils or put it on by itself with an underlayer. It’s gorgeous. People walk up to it and want to touch it. It cannot be replicated. It’s something that they do so well there. They’ve made all these different colors and it’s a neat thing to add to peoples’ homes. That’s my number one favorite thing and I’ve ordered a lot of it. I look forward to meeting her sometime in the near future. They are so giving and wonderful, such a good support system for artists.”

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Alison’s business started with a bang and continues to flourish as she incorporates her own unique designs. “It’s been a blast this year and has taken off in a great direction. I have my own style.” Armed with her favorite products, a plethora of knowledge and techniques, Alison transforms surfaces into visions her clients gain inspiration and delight from. “If it doesn’t move it gets painted. I love walls they are my favorite. I love doing furniture and cabinets, you are giving someone a fresh look for a fraction of the cost.”

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

As a decorative artist, she has the flexibility to spend time with her family even with her busy work schedule, something that’s vitally important to her. “I consider this talent and gift to be given to me by God and when I’m sharing that with other people I’m able to help support my family. It’s such a positive experience and you meet such amazing people. That’s why I love it.”

With all the clients Alison has had over the years it’s difficult to pick a few to highlight. One she’s currently working on caters to her spirit and creativity. “Palomino Petroleum has been my favorite job this year. Jennifer Watchous is the talented Art Director/Designer for the project and the photography is by Tristan Guerra. I’m almost finished with the project. They are so open and excited with quality finishes. They want something with wow factor. And they hired the right person. I am so thankful that they love the glass beads and they get it, they think they’re really neat. I have been using foils there in a lot of different ways with glazes, beads, and textures. I’ve used glitter and mica flakes. It’s the space itself and the lighting is amazing. They have a lot of old mixed with new.”

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Alison finds fulfillment with a job that speaks to her inherent teaching talent. “The other job that I’ve had such a great time with is with Wichita USD 259 public school system. It’s been with six of their magnet school. They have been really open to bright fun murals. I don’t always get to do murals so this has been a great experience. I have them contracted from last year and this year. I love it when the kids walk by and say wow and thank you. They are the sweetest grade schoolers from K – 5th and it’s so neat when they walk by and give you a high five. And I’ve popped some glitter in there too,” said Alison. “A lot of these kids have nothing and so they have grants and funding for these projects. They are precious kids and I’m thankful to be a part of that.”

Alison’s plans for the future are simple. She’ll continue to grow her thriving business, doing the decorative artistry she loves. “I really look forward to taking more classes and perfecting my style.” At some point, Alison is thinking of adding studio art to her many talents.

To learn more about Alison Ubert of Alison Ubert Designs, please call 316.218.2214

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

Joanne Ledbetter or JL Custom Color and Design

 

 

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