A walk through my concertina sketchbook.

Work in Progress...first layers. These are the beginning stages of landscape layers in my beautiful concertina sketchbook...thank you 'The Arty Bookbinder' for this lovely handmade book! The work originated from my tiny sketchbook studies of the Tararua Ranges. I will continue to experiment and add to these pages and will post the results. Concertina Sketchbook... 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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