Meet Allison Jones Hunt
Allison Jones Hunt is an abstract painter based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work uses color, intuitive form, and layers dancing between chaos and control to channel the full emotional spectrum, offering a permission slip to feel it all. As a queer and disabled artist, Allison is passionate about honoring our unique experiences through authentic and deeply personal creative expression.
I LOVE the elevated experience you bring to puzzling, making it a truly elegant expression of color, creativity, and self-care.
What are you most excited about in becoming a JIGGY Studio artist?
I have always thought that my intuitive abstract paintings would make delightful puzzles, and have imagined how wonderful it would be for people to interact with my art in such a focused and intimate way. It feels like a whole new way to reach an art lover, bringing them directly into the creative process as they recreate my paintings piece by piece.
What’s your puzzle strategy and ritual?
Corners first, then edges, then color sorting. I actually love to puzzle with my husband while we do a musician bracket—kind of like March Madness but with our favorite bands! Puzzling is such a great accompaniment to active listening. We've done brackets with Blink-182, Red Hot Chile Peppers, the Rolling Stones, and there are many more to come.
If you could collaborate with any artist, dead or alive, who would it be?!
My grandfather, Karl Benjamin, was an incredible mid-century modern abstract painter in California. I'm an artist because he showed me how vital creativity and color is for the human spirit, and while he passed in 2012, I still "collaborate" with him every time I paint. I would love to rework some of his paintings in my expressionistic style, it would be like being in conversation with him and his love of color.
Who's your dream guest for a dinner & puzzle party?
Easy. Sarah Marshall, podcast host extraordinaire. She is the co-creator of my favorite podcast, You're Wrong About, and I've always felt like we would be fast friends. A puzzle party would be the absolute best way to get to know each other for real. Sarah, let's make it happen next time you're in New Mexico.
Where can people find you?