Alison Dunhill trained in Fine Art at Reading University under Sir Terry Frost and Rita Donagh. She has an M.A. in World Art Studies from UEA and an M.Phil (Modernism) from the University of Essex.She has had a number of solo exhibitions at the Piers Feetham Gallery, Hampstead Theatre Gallery, Brick Lane Gallery, A/side-B/side Gallery and Kingsgate Gallery in London; at the Fermoy Gallery and Neptune Gallery in Norfolk; and at Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro where she was awarded a residency in 2015. She has given gallery talks at the Douglas Hyde Gallery at Trinity College, Dublin; the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich; and the Hereford Photography Festival. She has also been a teacher of art, mainly in workshop settings.
She is a Member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors & Printmakers; and was a founder member of the Kingsgate Workshops Trust.