Painting Statement

Born in the San Francisco Bay area, Gretchen Allison chose a life in the culinary arts. She attended the California Culinary Academy in the early 1980s. Eventually she followed her parents to San Juan Island to become owner and chef of the Duck Soup Inn restaurant. During her 23 years with the restaurant she took up painting, first with watercolors, then oils, and is now using mostly acrylic.

Now retired, she devotes much of her time to painting, sailing and travel. Some of the themes in the work reflect the colors, textures and forms of her Pacific Northwest island environment. Other themes in her work reflect an interest in surreal experience and expression.

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The Ancestors

Painting by Gretchen Allison

Chaotic Neutral

Painting by Gretchen Allison

Serene Sifi

Painting by Gretchen Allison

The Goodbye Kiss

Painting by Gretchen Allison

Tempest

Painting by Gretchen Allison

Hidden Language of Trees

Painting by Gretchen Allison

Unruly Blue

Painting by Gretchen Allison

Crimson Idol

Painting by Gretchen Allison

Active Life of Flowers

Painting by Gretchen Allison

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