Cloud 9 Fine Art Gallery
Ali Schooley is a professional photographer and paints acrylic abstracts She has owned a gallery and custom frame shop with her husband since the summer of 2013, in Tubac, AZ. She descends from a long line of artists. The majority of her training and guidance can be contributed to her mother who was an artist in every medium. Her mother owned an art gallery providing her the opportunity to experience the gallery environment. Similarly, she is also an interior decorator and offers framing for other artist and clients as well as training other photographers. Ali attended college at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, NM. Ali has approximately thirty years experience in the position of Director in Government Contracting.
Ali has won five awards in the past for her digital photography. You will also see her work in magazines. She has also worked as a photojournalist on several projects and is currently penning a novel. The art she creates is eclectic in nature. She has fashioned her work in this manner in order to satisfy everyone’s pallet including her own. Her art has become well known among the artist community and admirers of her technique. Her work is all-inclusive (cradle to grave) up to and including framing. Ali has been integrated into the art world since she was very young.
Ali served on the board for the ” Art on Loan” program for the City of Las Cruces an art organization designed to support Artist in the city. Ali sat as a Chair Person for the El Paso Art Association to develop and execute a Photography Show. Between her and her committee the show was such a success that it is now being continued every year. She was a member of Artforms who organizes many art events for artist of all mediums. She has had many gallery and museums showings. Over the years she has also developed her creative talents through other avenues such as the design and building of her winery and as an author.
Ali's goal is to create art that entices the eye of the beholder allowing for a sense of serenity and enjoyment as they view her creations in their personal surroundings.