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About the artist

I am an artist living and working in New Zealand. Over the years my work has evolved into abstracted mixed media works with acrylic being the dominant medium. The most important aspects of my approach to art are colour and texture. I have a fascination with the fluidity, interaction and effect between paint, water and various mediums and resists. I also use soft pastels as an alternative approach in my work.

I started my art career, in England, as a textile designer. On arriving in New Zealand I found there were no opportunities for my skills so I spent the next 30 years as an educator. Taking early retirement I returned to art and have been painting full time ever since.

Email: gillm.allsop@gmail.com