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Allison Butterfield

Allison Butterfield

Artist Work

Golden Gate
2016
Acrylic on Canvas
24 by 24 inches
Changing Tides
2016
Acrylic on Canvas
30 by 40 inches
Venice Sunset
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 40"
Morning Blues
2016
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 20"
Gone Surfing
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
24" by 24"
John, George, Paul, Ringo
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
30" by 40"

Artist Information

County
Queen Anne's County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My artwork is an externalization of music, ideas, and places I love. My work often explores various aspects of coastal living which reflects heavily on my upbringing and my travels. While I use a variety of processes in each project my methodology is consistent. The figures I paint are contrasted with bold colors and dark outlines. The city and landscapes are based in realism. The abstract pieces take on twists of irony, illusion, or the joining of two subjects that contrast each other. The blue tones used in my coastal works take on a life of their own, twisting into violent waves or smoothed across a palm tree scattered skyline. My artwork is based primarily with acrylics on canvas, but my paintbrush wanders onto clothing or wood from time to time. Each travel experience widens my view of the world and provides me with a multitude of ideas and images to express onto canvas to lead to the next body of work.

Artist Bio

Allison Butterfield grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland on Kent Island. She recieved her Bachelors of Science in Business Administratrion with a concentration on Marketing from East Carolina University in 2013. While working a full-time job, Allison runs a small side business of selling art to clients across the nation. Allison is still in the beginning phases of her life as an artist, but has very high hopes for the future of her business. To view some of Allison's work, visit www.allisonvirginia.com