Ali’s work is described as happy and joyful. Each painting is done in such a way to evoke a smile or laughter from her audience. Having overcome many obstacles in her life, Ali makes the conscious choice to focus on positivity. This is evident by looking at her paintings. Ali’s appreciation of life goes beyond her art. She is the mother of two wonderful boys, Liam and Quin Thor, avid rescuer of dogs - current pack includes Lily, Stella and Anna Delicious and she is married to a native Icelander, Helgi Thor.