Artist Gail Allen

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Gail was born and raised in Western Massachusetts, spending her formative years outdoors, drawing and painting the surrounding farms and forests, developing a deep connection to natural environments. She pursued her love of art with a rigorous, traditional art training at Paier College of Art later spending many years as an art director and illustrator in the Boston, Massachusetts and New Hampshire area while continuing to paint.
As a lifelong gardener and outdoor enthusiast, I believe our connection to nature is fundamental to our health, wellbeing and our understanding of who we are. My large dreamlike, imaginary realism paintings and drawings speak to our current societal relationship to the environment we live in. They are meant to encompass the viewer, taking them on a journey which brings them up close and personal with nature's elements. Ultimately, illuminating the interaction of reality and perception, at a given moment in time. My paintings depict the effects seasonal and environmental impermanence cause in nature, similar I believe, to the changes undergone throughout a persons life. It is my belief that art can heal evoking an understanding of where the viewer has been, what they relate to and feel in the deepest personal way. It is my hope that the viewer would walk away with a new perspective on nature, life or a particular matter as the result of viewing this series.

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I also have a lifelong keen interest in traditional symbolism. My second series of paintings are based upon the use of symbolism, as it interpreted from many diverse cultures. These often incorporate natural elements with a tendency towards surrealism. This series also keeps in [...]

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