Illustrator based in Dallas,TX specializing in figurativeart
Elizabeth Hudson, aka Maria Allott, is an illustrator and muralist whose love for history, geography, and spirituality combined to create her current identity as a painter, working primarily in the mediums of digital, acrylic, and spray paint, all of which allow her to move through the spaces of illustration and mural-making with ease. As an alumnus of the historically black Booker T Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, then later the University of Texas at Austin, her studies allowed her to explore her identity as an emerging artist, especially in the realms of world and art history.
She has been working as a freelance muralist for the past 12 years, completing a total of 30 large-scale works in Dallas, Texas, Austin, Texas, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Culver City, California. She is also the illustrator of the children’s book Gloria’s Dream, by Adriana Pernetz.
Her most current body of work deals with space and place in relation to black womanhood. The utilization of slightly stylized, colorful figures, and interior spaces re-imagined as dreamscapes pay homage to her own introspective journey to self through her travels and collecting of novelties. She is influenced by the works of many, most notably Faith Ringgold, Vera B. Williams, Michael McBride, and Kadir Nelson, all of whom produced art that influenced her vivid childhood imagination that has stayed alive through her artistry and dedication to all forms of the craft of painting.