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, the 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
Anime Matsuri - Houston, TX April 7-9, 2017 Exhibitor #1821
Mini-Mini Con - San Antonio, TX May 6th, 2017 Artist Alley
Anime Central - Rosemont, IL May 19-21, 2017 Artist Alley
Akon - Dallas, TX June 1-4, 2017 Artist Alley
MetroCon - Tampa, FL August 3-6, 2017 Artist Alley
AnimeFest - Dallas, TX August 17-20, 2017 Artist Alley
San Japan - San Antonio, TX September 1-3, 2017 Artist Alley
© 2011-2017 Allison Stanley