Marie-Andrée Allison received formal Art Education at Les Beaux Arts of Montreal from 1971 to 1975. In 1976 she moved to British Columbia to study and work in various schools, and with both Canadian and international artists.
Between 1984 and 1992 she studied Byzantine Iconography and Fresco Bueno, and subsequently was given the responsibility of a school of Iconography. She is presently working on the installation of icons, mosaics, and frescoes for a Russian Orthodox Church in Victoria, BC.
In 1987 she founded Marie-Andrée Fine Art Studio and began teaching classes in various media, while continuing to develop her own art form.
Since 2004, her studies have taken her to Europe for her extensive knowledge of Byzantine Iconography and to study the ancient art of mosaic. She has completed certificates as a Master Mosaicist in Venice, as well as Byzantine Mural Mosaic, Floor Mosaic and Micro Mosaic at La Scuala Arte del Mosaico in Ravenna. She is also certified in Contemporary Mosaic Restoration and is a member of AICM (International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists).
Marie-Andrée's work has been shown in various galleries in Canada and the United States, and is part of both public and private collections across both North America and Europe. A collection of her artwork is available for sale or rent through the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and is also available through occasional art shows and private studio sales.