Leslie Allen

Leslie Allen is a painter’s painter. She approaches the canvas without preconceived notions and allows the process to guide her through the painting. She immerses herself in the development of the painting as it occurs, responding to every mark with a keenly developed improvisational style. Allen relishes the pure color and movement of oil paint on the surface. She “listens” to the paint. She has worked out her own visual language through years of experimentation and exploration. These are sophisticated paintings with a keen sense of color, gesture and division of space.

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Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen Arpeggio an abstract oil painting showing at Seager Gray Gallery located in Mill Valley_ California.
Arpeggio
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Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen at Seager Gray Gallery showing Ode to RD a painterly abstract oil painting.
Ode to RD
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Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen showing Stand Tall an abstract oil painting at Seager Gray Gallery located in Mill Valley California.
Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen at Seager Gray Gallery showing The Kiss a painterly abstract oil painting.
The Kiss
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Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen at Seager Gray Gallery showing Tsunami I a painterly abstract oil painting in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area
Tsunami I
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Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen Hula Hoops an abstract oil painting showing at Seager Gray Gallery located in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area
Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen Blue Dory an abstract oil painting showing at Seager Gray Gallery located in Mill Valley_ California.
Blue Dory
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Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen Blue Tacks Bold Painterly Brushstrokes Abstract Expressionism Seager Gray Gallery CA San Francisco Bay Area
Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen Chance an abstract oil painting showing at Seager Gray Gallery located in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area
Chance
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Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen Delta Daze an abstract oil painting showing at Seager Gray Gallery located in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area
Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen Farm an abstract oil painting showing at Seager Gray Gallery located in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area
Farm
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Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen For Pink an abstract oil painting showing at Seager Gray Gallery located in Mill Valley_ California.
For Pink
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Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen Old Flame a colorful abstract oil painting at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area
Old Flame
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Leslie  Allen Poker Time by Leslie Allen an abstract painting picasso-esque at Seager Gray Gallery In Mill Valley California in the San Francisco Bay Area
Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen Tsunami II an abstract oil painting showing at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area
Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen Unravel an abstract oil painting at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Unravel
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Leslie  Allen Leslie Allen Wink Wink an abstract oil painting showing at Seager Gray Gallery located in Mill Valley_ California.
Wink Wink
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Leslie  Allen

Leslie Allen

Leslie Allen Description


Leslie Allen is a painter’s painter. She approaches the canvas without preconceived notions and allows the process to guide her through the painting. She “takes the plunge” literally, and immerses herself in the development of the painting as it occurs, responding to every mark with a keenly developed improvisational style. Allen relishes the pure color and movement of oil paint on the surface. She “listens” to the paint. She has worked out her own visual language through years of experimentation and exploration. These are sophisticated paintings with a keen sense of color, gesture and division of space. Though you would have to relate her work to Abstract Expressionist paintings of the forties and fifties in their reliance and trust in process, Allen’s work is more lyrical than the New York school – less concerned with “not being beautiful”. Her color sense and gestural style might relate more to Joan Mitchell, but with an understanding of the structure and “bones” of a painting that relates more to Bay Area abstractionists such as Frank Lobdell or Richard Diebenkorn. These paintings invite you to travel through them and explore the sensations that arise from allowing yourself to experience the work.
 

Leslie Allen Statement


Leslie Allen
Artist's Statement

I set out to make art and simply do it by moving through it. I tell stories by way of quirky cartoons, moody landscapes, gestural figures, and large juicy abstract oil paintings, each revealing something about relationships, weather, attitudes, or just textures and the nature of paint. Making art is the way I gather in the world around me, draw on my own history, use the language of the materials, and concoct fiction that might just happen to resonate with others.
 

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