Deborah M. Allen, a California Artist, was raised along the Texas Gulf Coast and today resides in Corona del Mar, California. After completing her degree at Texas State University in Communication Design and with a focus on Fine Art, she returned to her birthplace of Southern California.
Her love of the water has heavily influenced her work, which often includes references of carved landscapes and the unexpected organic shapes and colors we prize in nature. Many of her pieces are painted in the open air, and therefore differ depending on the wind, light and temperature of that moment in time. The ever-changing nature during the process of each piece requires attention to the constant movement the paint and water make together. She utilizes acrylic to achieve her watercolor techniques that explore the translucency of color and movement. Her use of unexpected materials adds to define and texture the surfaces of the compositions; the results being contemplations of space, fluidity and light.
The Jenny Collection for 1882 Ltd., a Stoke-On-Trent, English Fine Bone China Brand is a collaboration between Deborah Allen and Emily Johnson, 1882 Ltd.’s Creative Director.
This collection of fine bone china showcases Allen’s delicate watercolor techniques and is inspired by Emily’s mother, ‘Jenny’ Johnson and the bucolic lakes of England.