Ally Sheppard is a Nashville native having earned her BA from Vanderbilt University in Art History and an MFA from the Smithsonian-Corcoran Graduate Program in Decorative Arts. With a career split between museum curation and auction houses, she has always had a passion for fine craftsmanship and good design. She turned to painting to further her creative expression, bringing the passions developed over the course of her career to her artwork.
Her works exhibit an instinctive understanding of color, balance, texture and composition. She creates abstract works on canvas and paper that are reminiscent of landscapes, waterscapes, the human figure or purely abstract compositions.