We had the good fortune of connecting with Alannah Vincent and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alannah, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
Morning devotionals and making my bed every morning. Making the bed is a small task and may seem like it doesn’t matter much but it gives me a sense of accomplishment first thing. Also, I believe spending those first few quiet moments with God every morning helps me throughout my day.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Art has always been apart of my nature. I grew up in Dothan, AL. This is where I found my first incursion into the art world through Historic downtown Dothan and the experience of Mural City. I am inspired by the world around me. My work is a look at my experiences, emotions and reflection. Acrylic takes the lead in my mixed media images. Along with acrylic I used spray paint , watercolor, chalk , pencil and non-traditional mediums like tea. I got to where I am by hard work and perseverance. I still have a long way to go. I definitely have more than a few goals that I would like to accomplish as an artist before its all said and done. Of course no road or anything worth pursuing is easy. The biggest challenge I have had to overcome was getting out of my own head and not listening to my own doubts and fears. The biggest lesson I have learned to date is not to look at the work of other artist , what they are doing and how they got to where they are. It’s a rabbit hole to say the least. Everything happens in due time. Everybody has their own unique perspective and I need to tell people my own story through my creative lens and not someone else’s. People will value my uniqueness and perspective. At the end of the day I just need to be myself.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First place I would hit up in the morning is Atlanta Breakfast Club. I love their Salmon Croquette and Grits. Straight fire!! For day entertainment I would do the The Painted Pin, High Museum of Art, Little 5 Points, Botanical Garden and Krog Street Tunnel. The tunnel has lots of free art and great for photo opps. For evening entertainment I would go to 9 Mile Station, Skyview Ferris Wheel , catch a Hawks game and dinner at Fogo de Chao.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First and foremost I would like to thank God for my talent and abilities and blessing my hands. I wouldn’t be where I am today without God. I would like to thank my mom, Denise Vincent for her love, support and encouragement. I would also like to thank my cousin Jewel Burks Solomon for inspiring me to pick up a paint brush. As far as books I would recommend that everyone reads Three Magic Words by Uell Stanley Anderson. The book definitely challenged my thoughts and changed my perspective on life.

Website: AlannahVincent.com
Instagram: @alannahvincent
Facebook: @alannahvincent
Youtube: @alannahvincent or ADV91

Image Credits
Aarron Wilson