Autumn presents a series of new abstract paintings exploring Allen’s connection to the natural environment.
Through vivid colour and gestural mark making Allen explores the very essence of the natural world. Her abstract paintings are confident and painterly and respond to her experiences in the Hastings area. The artist develops her paintings in a spontaneous way capturing emotion and the vibrancy of the moment.
Allen’s artwork invites viewers to experience the ‘magic’ of this land. Through her use of vibrant colour, texture, light and movement, quiet reflection may be required to form a connection and understanding of her journey, hopefully awakening a memory or past experience.
Glasshouse Regional Gallery supporting arts within our community.
Image Credit: Val Allen, Autumn, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 92 x 92cm, Courtesy of the artist.
Exhibition Opening. Friday 24 March, 11am. Includes free Morning Tea. Entry is free. Bookings essential. Book online.