Born in Winnipeg Manitoba in 1957, Christine A. Allan now lives on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. She studied Archaeology and Art History at Simon Fraser University and Fine Art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her British and First Nations roots have had a large impact on her work. "Art has helped me overcome many obstacles in my life and I hope to inspire others to do the same. My recent mixed media works are created using layers of various mediums and iridescent paint which gives them a unique quality that cannot be fully appreciated by a photograph. My simple abstract expressionist compositions are inspired by what I read and nature. Some are intended to remind us of the need to protect the environment. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these pieces are donated to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund."
Christine has shown her work locally and internationally, and many of her pieces are in private collections in Canada and the US.
The colors and textures of the abstractions and simplistic compositions are comforting exuding tranquility and peacefulness. The metallic and iridescent paint give them a unique quality. The colours change with the changing light.
"My work is about colour and emotion. Like Mark Rothko I favor the simple expression of the complex thought." - Christine A. Allan
36" x 30" on canvas (2014)
36" x 48" on cradled wood panel with abalone pieces (2014)
60" x 40" on cradled wood panel with Swarovski Crystal elements.