Artist Statement: Lisa C. Allen

I find my work within the process of painting. I have no preconceptions; I am led by my subconscious mind. I am looking for organic structure with power and presence, and I work through many layers of paint to achieve this quality. My work is often defined by what it’s not: it’s not decorative, or particularly hard-edge or about geometric patterning, or concept-driven; if it becomes somewhat referential at times, the reference is found, not understood from the beginning of the process. I find my process to be difficult and unyielding, but ultimately satisfying when it produces something that has its own unique personality and meaning.

Dragon Tears
Dragon Tears
Winter Garden
Winter Garden
Viking Sea
Viking Sea
Water Wheel
Water Wheel
Vertical Maze
Vertical Maze
Satellite
Satellite
Silk Road
Silk Road
Rising Sun
Rising Sun
Raven
Raven
Pillar
Pillar
Japanese Garden
Japanese Garden
Marsh
Marsh
Mountain Hut
Mountain Hut
Japan Sea
Japan Sea
Green Sea and Bonsai
Green Sea and Bonsai