Born in Dumfries in 1975, McWhirter trained as a painter at Bath Academy gaining a in BA Fine Art in 1998 and a post graduate MFA in 2000.
After establishing a career in publishing as well as teaching art from 2003 to 2010 she returned to South West Scotland to pursue her career as a painter.
Since moving to Glasgow in June 2012, her work has been accepted by the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI) and Paisley Art Institute (PAI) Annual shows in 2012, 2013 & 2014.
Her work has been shown throughout Britain in mixed and solo exhibitions as well as being represented at the Glasgow, London, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and New York Art Fairs.
‘McWhiter is rapidly becoming one of Scotland’s best loved and most admired new Scottish Colourists’ - SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY and HOMES & INTERIORS MAGAZINE deemed her 'One of the top Contemporary Scottish Colourists making waves in the art world'.
Alison’s work is held in private collections throughout the UK and abroad.
Alison will return to Gallery at Fifty Five late April 2017