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Changes in 2017

Big changes in the last few months.

Completed the painting above! Certainly the largest landscape I have ever done.

We have closed the Alpine gallery and studio and moved to Euless, TX.  Unfortunately, that also means that I have pulled out of  CatchLight Art Gallery in Alpine.

Euless is in the Dallas – Ft Worth area which gives me access to an enormous art scene.  I’ve been checking it out and am happy to report that I am now being represented by Holder Dane Gallery and Art Studios in Grapevine, TX.  They are showing some of my paintings, promoting my commissioned portraiture and planning to have me teach some painting classes.  Looks like I’ll be busy!

I am working on a couple of great portrait commissions right now and thinking about my next painting project.  I’ve got a few ideas….

In the meantime,  enjoy my newly updated website!


“Do-Overs” – new work from recycled images, ideas, concepts and painting surfaces

August 13 to September 21, 2015

Reception on Friday, September 4 from 5pm to 8pm

CatchLight Art Gallery

117 W Holland Ave. Alpine, TX 79830



Alpine artist Deborah Allison has been intrigued by the movement to reuse or recycle objects in making art. This inspiration has led her to examine her studio and past artwork with a critical eye and determine how to incorporate this movement into her work. The new paintings will be on display at CatchLight Art Gallery starting August 13.

“Many artists destroy their mediocre art pieces, in part to make sure they don’t dilute their inventory as well as it being a cathartic practice of cleaning out. I’ve certainly torn up a few watercolors in my life! But in the process of relooking at used canvases I’ve decided that the textures and colors of an early study or demonstration piece can provide an interesting backdrop for a new painting.”   Allison has also found it energizing to reexamine images she has painted in the past; “Using subjects and models I’m comfortable with gives me the freedom to experiment with color, design and texture”.

The exhibit of Allison’s new work includes landscapes and florals, but is predominantly figurative with portraits and gestural works done in a brushy, textural, painterly manner. Allison has clearly been having fun preparing for this show as it fresh and colorful and likely to inspire other artists to “re-use” their supplies in making new art.

The show “Do-Overs” – new work from recycled images, ideas, concepts & painting surfaces by Deborah Allison is held in conjunction with the BBAC (Big Bend Arts Council) show, R3 – Recycled/Repurposed/Reused, which runs August 13 to September 21. The public is invited to attend the receptions for both shows on Friday, September 4th from 5pm to 8pm.

Paintings of Wayne in Juried Shows

“Antiques” was accepted into the American Artists Professional League 2012 exhibit.

“From Whence” was accepted into the Portrait/Figure 2012 show of the Richeson Gallery in Wisconsin.

Must be Wayne’s year!

From Whence by Deborah Allison

New Oil Painting – “Warm Breeze”

This new work, completed in August, is the latest in my new style. These oil paintings are more relaxed and expressive.

Thanks for turning out!

Thank you! All of you! Thank you for sharing the show announcement! Thank you for commenting on the photos! Thank you for coming to the show! Thank you for your support and encouragement! It was a lovely evening and truly an event. Reminder – the show is up at Catchlight Gallery through July!

Thanks to Lori Griffin for the photo.

Upcoming Show at Catchlight

Catchlight Studio April 2010

Thanks to Catchlight Studio for putting together this video.