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I’ve had so many people ask me, “What kind of an artist are you?”
I’m an artist that is passionate about nature! I love anything that has to do with being outside, including looking up into the vast universe, or staring out onto our vast oceans!
I’m also an avid traveler, book-reader, writer, film-noir fan and bicycle-rider!
Recently, I had the opportunity to be featured as the September artist by Aaron Towle in his “Reprehensible Digest.” It was an incredible opportunity to share my thoughts on being an artist which I’d like to share with you!
http://repdigest.com/Spotlight.php (Click on link – NOT IMAGE BELOW – for interview)
I’m also an avid supporter of cleaning up our oceans from plastic debris and I’m part of the Surfrider Foundation’s “Rise Above Plastics” initiative Rise Above Plastics Program
I live so close to the beach, that when I go to the beach and see the sea turtles that are dying because they think plastic bags are food, it breaks my heart! I created a sea turtle image note card for the City of Melbourne Beach, FL to use for any of their “Rise Above Plastics” campaign correspondence, just trying to do what I can to help.
I also created a community group, “Environmental Art – Specifically Ocean Conservation” on pixels.com. Environmental Art – Specifically Ocean Conservation
This is a group of 176 amazing artists and photographers on pixels.com that are sharing over 1142 of their ocean conservation images.
I’m a 10-mile-a-day bicycle rider! Yep! Every day! Sometimes in the rain. I live in Florida, so it’s an occupational hazard!
I love “film noir” movies from the 1940’s that feature sultry blondes and cynical heroes. Two of my favorite “film noir” movies are Billy Wilder’s “Double Indemnity” starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson and “Conflict” starring Humphrey Bogart and Alexis Smith.
Something about this genre is so appealing to me! The image below is a painting I created after watching a “Monk” TV segment – “Mr. Monk and the Voodoo Curse,” starring Meatloaf as the Reverend Hadley Jorgensen. The director must have spent hours setting up this amazing “film noir-ish” shot that lasted – maybe – ten seconds!
I absolutely LOVE to read! So many of my paintings have to do with something I’ve read!
I also love creative writing, too so I try to combine my love of reading with my love of writing!
I LOVE music. It inspires me and takes me another place! Many of my paintings are inspired by music.
I paint whatever inspires me, so I have many “styles” of painting because I’m always painting something I’ve never painted before and trying out new techniques!
I love painting “traditional” nature scenes, colorful abstracts, space scenes, birds, cows, landscapes – whatever! Maybe a better question would be what don’t you paint, Allison???