Geoffrey Allen - Museum of Us

Geoffrey Allen
Encinitas, CA

My wish is for my work to express two things, my enthusiasm for the outdoors and the beauty of Watercolor. For this reason plein air painting works wonderfully for me, it focuses me and promotes spontaneity in my work. I have worked in many media but have found for me that watercolor is the most immediate. By embracing the water’s independence, I find that it is both medium and metaphor, and at times both a curse and a blessing. I love that aspect of art making—something that is out of my control and a challenge.