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Allison Smith is the artist and graphic designer behind BébéKoala, a local art business that focuses on inspiring visuals for children and families.

Allison has a formal education in Illustration and design from Dawson College where she learned to paint and draw with realism and became an expert in visual communication design. During the course of her career she has been commissioned to paint limitless subjects, exhibited her art in a number of venues, held the role of senior graphic designer for a national company, and has illustrated an episode of a TV series produced and broadcasted by the CBC.

After the birth of her daughter in 2014, Allison’s interest in design migrated toward creating artwork of and for children. Allison began offering portraits of babies and children to friends and family. It was while she was creating artwork for her own child’s nursery that she became very passionate about creating custom, off beat designs for kids rooms and family décor. Her artwork quickly took off and soon exploded into a full-time business with art prints, portraits, paintings and most recently, fabrics, and book illustration.

Allison lives in Saint Lazare with her husband Allen, and daughter Shaine. She works from her home based studio. BébéKoala offers art prints, paintings, portraits, custom invitation design and more! Please visit and follow her facebook page to view her original work and to receive news and promotions on her work.