An Interview with Artist Kelly Allen by Michael Cuffe for Warholian



    Allen is interested in creating paintings that portray the unity of life on earth. With an emphasis on images from wild nature, her work is primarily fueled by the desire to build a bridge between our ancestral connection to the natural world and contemporary society, which is largely detached from nature. Acting from our current side of that bridge, she seeks to create a renewed respect and appreciation for the fantastic animals and plants that share the earth with us.

    Kelly Allen describes her work as symbolic portraits comprised of a multitude of imagery culled from a wide range of visual sources. A common motif in her work presents a particular animal is surrounded by a carefully constructed arrangement of organic forms, graphic shapes, bold swatches of pattern and color, jewels, beads, and flowers woven together to create her compelling compositions.

    Visit Kelly Allen's website at: kellyallen.com/

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