About the Artist
"Covering an image with ornament is like turning it to gold, or setting it to music; it glorifies it, revealing the inner nature of the subject on its visible surface. The result is enchanting yet mysterious, for it is a revelation of something originally invisible, like a scent, a mood, or an ideology. Ornament is a metaphor, an essential element of poetry."
Allison works traditionally with a metal-nibbed dip pen and black ink, drawing from techniques of ancient illuminated manuscripts, from gold leaf to calligraphy to microscopic detail à la Book of Kells. The Rococo art movement is another influence: her signature black & white style is richly ornamental. Delicate line-work, intricate surface patterns and swirling flourishes clothe with regal elegance her deeply imaginative and symbolic designs, filling every square inch of the canvas with interest.
An admirer of Nature, Allison's personal flower garden and aquarium hobby enrich her work.
My Sister: Electra Stanley's Artwork
My Sister: Zara Stanley's Artwork
BiblioTech Comic Con - Burbank High School - San Antonio, Texas - August 25, 2018 Guest
San Japan - San Antonio, Texas - August 31-September 2, 2018 Artist and Speaker
Illuxcon - Reading, Pennsylvania - October 19-20, 2018. Weekend Showcase Artist
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