Ali and her husband, Phil Stayer, live in Hattiesburg, MS with their 5 children. Ali has been painting for 15 years under the tutelage of her mother Hilda Brown, an accomplished artist in Montgomery, AL. Painting scenes that are familiar to her, Ali focuses mostly on coastal and southern landscapes. Her paintings have been described as calm and soothing. Her work can be found in Hattiesburg at The A Gallery and in Jackson at Southern Breeze Galleries in Orange Beach at Merrill Miller & in Tupelo at Caron Gallery.