Recent News & Events

Indeed, Alison does creates custom portraits -- from pencil, watercolor to oil. If you want her to create a drawing or painting, please email

Alison's new book A Place In My Heart has been released -- check out the link and preview Alison's latest project!

Additionally, her updated presentation schedule will be posted shortly.

Past News & Events

"Illustrator Alison Relyea will be appearing at the Wisconsin Book Festival at 1pm on Saturday October 12th. Showing her original sketches and illustrations, Ms. Relyea takes the audience through a step-by-step account of the creation of this wonderful Wisconsin children's book, published by Wisconsin Trails. An activity will follow in which the audience will create a personal alliterative description and illustration." For more information, visit the Wisconsin Book Festival

ABCs of Wisconsin was selected as a CCBC Choices!

The readers of Madison Magazine voted Alison as one of the Top Three Artists in Madison.

Alison will be discussing her work and signing at the Madison West Barnes & Noble on March 18th at noon. Alison will talk about and demonstrate the creative process to children. Also, come and get your copy of ABCs of Wisconsin signed by the Madison-based illustrator! (Make sure to call the store in advance to verify date and time).

ABC's of Wisconsin top 10 best seller of the Year
Children's bookstore Mindsparks/Pooh Corner lists their best selling books for the year -- and ABC's of Wisconsin, illustrated by Alison Relyea, has been included in their Top 10 Best Sellers! During the year Alison made numerous appearances at Mindsparks, including a Teachers Connection that was beamed via satellite across the state. Thanks, Mindsparks, for helping make ABCs of Wisconsin a success!

ABCs of Wisconsin has been featured in numerous publications, including:
Capital Time
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
Wisconsin State Journal
Blair Press
Green Bay Gazette

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