About the Artist
Ally Manno is a local artist in Chattanooga who lives on the outskirts of Red Bank. Born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, she moved down to Tennessee to pursue a music degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Upon graduation, Ally became an official resident of Tennessee. Ally is an autistic woman who suffers from a variety of mental health issues including, but not limited to, clinical depression and OCD, and she has applied to receive disability income. Due to the finely detailed patterns and vibrant colors that are found in most of her artworks, she uses art as a way to exert control and maintain order in her life when routines are overthrown. Though she is a hobbyist at heart, Ally hopes that she can make a decent side income from selling her art.