Allan’s abstracted realist paintings in acrylic on board are a culmination of various forms of mark making, working in that space between the real and imagined, Allan’s intent is to  encourage movement in the static form of paint.

You do not have to go physically that far to travel, to learn, to try to see from another’s perspective. I try to disrupt my routine, challenge myself and my perception of how things appear to be, this invariably highlights to me how little I know.

My work is an expression of my experiences mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Touching on the subconscious and the conscious mind.

At six years of age, Allan emigrated from South Africa to New Zealand with her family. Her mother a New Zealander and Father a South African. A traveller at heart, the many different, diverse experiences within New Zealand Allan has lived, ultimately impacts her work and the understanding she has of her surroundings.