Deborah M. Allen, a well known painter and fine artist, was born in Southern California and comes from a long line of talented artists including her great grandmother who studied with Georgia O’Keefe. Deborah was raised on the Texas Gulf Coast, where, at a very early age, she was exposed to art and design in her grandfather’s studio on Galveston Island. Large oil paintings and the intensity of real life colors and texture from the seaside, indigo skies, and storms rolling in over the Gulf, inspired Deborah’s first drawings and paintings.
After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design and Fine Art at Texas State University, Deborah returned to Southern California. When she is not out gathering new material for inspiration in the form of landscape photography, aerial views of the American Southwest or multi-colored geodes she finds along way, you can find her in her studio in Corona del Mar, California, where she continues to conceptualize, design, and create art for clients around the world.
Deborah’s love for bodies of water, the desert, and expansive land masses have profoundly influenced her work, which often includes references of carved landscapes and the unexpected organic shapes and colors prized in nature. Many of her pieces are painted in the open air, and therefore shift depending on the wind, light and temperature of that moment in time. The ever-changing nature during the process of each piece requires attention to the constant movement of the paint and water make together. Deborah utilizes acrylic medium to achieve her watercolor techniques that explore the translucency of color and movement. Her use of unexpected materials define and texture the surface of the compositions; the results being contemplations of space, fluidity and light.