These words describe the work of Elizabeth Allen, a New Orleans native who calls New York City home for now. A nomad by nature, Elizabeth floats through life like the Tennessee Williams heroine she adores, cultivating an image of mystery and grace as she goes.
Her hushed watercolor studies add to this mystique by representing beautifully delineated flowers and objects in an atmospheric setting. Ms. Allen has studied watercolor and drawing around the world in museum schools, artist's ateliers and workshop settings. The Art Students League in Manhattan is a favorite haunt. o Her most important influences, in addition to Blanche de Bois, are Giorgio Morandi, Morris Graves, and Nina Simone. To Elizabeth Allen, atmosphere is everything.