Birds of Prey Drawings and Paintings

Christine Allison in studio

Christine has a love for drawing and an intuitive perception in the handling of oil paint and colour. In her work she achieves a bridge between realism and abstraction.

Her work comprises a series of rich oil paintings and dramatic charcoal drawings depicting falcons, hawks and other birds of prey. The paintings range up to 2 metres in size and capture the sheer power, movement and glorious plumage of the birds. The paint is built up in layers, creating a thickly encrusted surface, which is plastered, gouged and drawn into with brush and palette knife, resulting in defiantly contemporary work. The effect is electrifying, the birds hyper-real, filled with energy and attitude. These drawings and paintings are as awesome and compelling to the viewer as the birds are in nature.

Christine can be commissioned to make artworks for a client featuring specific birds using client's own photographs as reference if desired and to specific dimensions appropriate to the hanging space.

Sea and Surfing Paintings

Christine Allison-with-surfer-paintings

As an experienced oil painter Christine launched into an exploration of acrylic paint for this new collection of sea and surfer paintings. ‘Show me what you can do’ she said to the paint and it did. Christine works the paint to make each painting her own; layering, glazing, splattering, rubbing it in, rubbing it off, washing it down, scrubbing, dabbing, stabbing, creating textures and surfaces to tell the story of each image. Dramatic compositions of powerful waves and skilled surfers, transcribed from photographs into paintings that claim their own individuality; one art form informing another.

The paint, the sea and the surfing fraternity speak through these paintings. It is a conversation of beauty, energy and love.

Christine can be commissioned to make paintings featuring specific surfers using client’s own photographs as reference if desired and to specific dimensions appropriate to the hanging space.