Taieri River Landscape – the process

I've come to realise the importance of preparatory study before diving into a final painting. This post details the steps prior to the finished artwork, I hope you find it both interesting and useful. Photo was taken just outside Ranfurly, New Zealand during a wonderful weekend of teaching. The original photograph. I was drawn to... Continue Reading →

Rivers and Ranges

So excited to announce my solo exhibition is now up and running at Square Edge in Palmerston North, NZ until the 27th November 2022. Gill Allen’s paintings and drawings form a collection of semi-abstracted panoramic landscapes.  They embrace the exploration of mark-making as an energetic and spontaneous response to her environment, along with colours evoking... Continue Reading →

The joy and sacrifice of long term commitment.

With all long term commitment comes compromise, challenges and the birthing of new ways of being. Birthing is both a miraculous and painful journey requiring sacrifice. Last weekend bought sunshine to the Horowhenua region of New Zealand and along with it a desire to feel the sun on my face whilst I worked. I dragged... Continue Reading →

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