ALLISON ORTON

Painter working in River Studios


Allison is primarily a painter in an expressive semi abstract style. Painterly landscapes contain lose narratives interwoven within a complex layering of paint. Imagery both hidden and disclosed form a visual dialogue within gestural and colourful background.

The thematic ideas are derived from a variety of sources with a gestural style is reflective of 20th century Abstraction. The Renaissance has been a compelling influence in terms of light and landscape reference, despite the compositions reflecting an Eastern style perspective rather than Western. Concepts and themes within the works evolve through the process of painting dictating the end result which vary depending on mood or influence.