Based in the beautiful Horowhenua region of New Zealand with a focus on semi-abstracted landscapes and flowers. Gill Allen’s frequent walks offer her panoramic views of the Tararuas. With a pencil and little sketchbook in her pocket she makes marks that hold a wildness. Bundled up in Gill’s landscapes, amongst the washes of viridian and splashes of cadmium and ochre, there is emotion. Flowers are another subject Gill is passionate about capturing in her work. She begins with scribbles of water soluble crayons blending these with water and overlaying with soft pastels.
Charcoal and Soft Pastel