Alison is from the Galari (Kalari) clan of the Wiradjuri nation from central NSW, as well as Wemba Wemba from northwest Victoria. She has lived on Thaua country within the Yuin nation over the last 25 years. Alison holds a Bachelor Degree in Health Science (Community and Public Health), a Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education and Management and is currently completing a Master of Public Health. She started painting in 2013 for therapeutic reasons and has continued ever since. Alison currently works at Twofold Aboriginal Corporation as Programs Manager.