Alison Hamil is a mural artist in Atlanta, Georgia. While her specialty is painting murals, she also has a diverse body of work including graphic design, chalk art, and paintings in watercolor and acrylic. Most of her work incorporates bold colors combined with elements of painterly realism and uplifting quotes and phrases. Alison's style is most recognizable for her signature sunburst pattern seen in the background of many of her murals. Nature is also a common theme in her work, as well as interconnectivity and spirituality.
I love painting murals because it gives me the opportunity to completely transform the energy of a physical space and create something beautiful and uplifting for others to enjoy. I use mural painting as a tool to foster self-love, compassion, connection, and mindfulness, and I take great pleasure in sharing these qualities through my work.
I also enjoy public art because I get to work with others. Every project is a collaborative effort between myself, my clients, project stakeholders, and the community. It feels amazing to share the satisfaction of creative accomplishment with those who help bring the artwork to life. My favorite projects involve working with community members and kids, helping others feel special, worthy, and a sense of belonging and purpose.
Professional Mural Work
As a mural artist in Atlanta, Hamil has been awarded several public art commissions from the City of Atlanta, the City of Brookhaven, and the City of Roswell, Georgia. She has also painted murals in various places across the globe including Nicoya, Costa Rica, and Kefalonia, Greece. Creative Loafing named her Best Emerging Visual Artist in their Best of Atlanta 2013 edition, and the Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Buckhead, Georgia awarded her the honor of 2020 Artist in Residence, where she has painted three murals throughout the property.
Some of her other notable clients include Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Fulton County Public Schools, Pianos for Peace, and The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy. Whether working as a mural artist for the private or public sector, Hamil specializes in transforming mundane, forgotten spaces such as parking decks, stairwells, and bathrooms into beautiful works of art. Her work as a mural artist brightens the everyday experiences of people as they pass through these spaces, and she continues to make quite an impact on communities throughout the metro-Atlanta area.