Born in Winnipeg Manitoba in 1957, Christine A. Allan now lives on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. She studied Archaeology and Art History at Simon Fraser University and Fine Art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her seemingly simple abstract expressionist compositions, inspired by the natural world, are created using layers of various mediums and iridescent paint, which gives them a unique quality that cannot be fully appreciated by a photograph. Christine has shown her work locally and internationally, and many of her pieces are in private collections in Canada, the US, and Britian. She also works on a commission basis.
The colors and textures of the abstractions and simplistic compositions are comforting exuding tranquility and peacefulness. The metallic and iridescent paint give them a unique quality. The colours change with the changing light.
"My work is about colour and emotion. Like Mark Rothko I favor the simple expression of the complex thought." - Christine A. Allan
30" x 24" mix media on canvas with Swarovski crystal elements (2016) Sides painted black. Signed on back and front. Ready to hang.
Acrylic with iridescent paint on gallery wrapped canvas. 30" x 24" x 1.5" Signed on back and front. Sides painted, ready to hang
Acrylic with iridescent paint on gallery wrapped canvas. Signed on back and front. Sides painted, ready to hang
Acrylic and iridescent paint on gallery wrapped canvas. 48" x 36" x 1.5" Sides painted black. Ready to hang.
Mix media, acrylic, iridescent paint, swarovski crystals on cradled wood panel. Sides painted black. Signed on back and front. Ready to hang. 18" x 24" x 1.5"