Ibby Allan grew up on her family’s farm and cattle operation where she developed an early curiosity of the natural wonders around her. Largely self taught, she has been drawing and doodling as long as she can remember filling sketch pads with color and energetic ideas. As a youngster, she participated in 4-H where her artistic endeavors developed, and earned her honors at county and state fairs. While living in Denver, Colorado for an extended period of time she studied art through independent workshops and with various instructors at the Denver Art Students League. She continues her creative endeavors from her rural home based studio.
From the Artist:
My artwork aims to capture the beauty of my natural surroundings and everyday experiences of past and present life in rural America. I find inspiration for my creations all around me: in nature, through adventures of farming and ranching, animals, western history of America, quotes, music, reading, architecture, designs and culture. I’m drawn to the use of color and value to reflect emotion and energy. The excitement of a blank canvas is a challenge that waits to free my vivid imagination and to bring my visions to life. My creative process has been a place of safety, security and freedom to have a voice without speaking. It continues to be an exciting journey of learning, self-discovery, positive energy and self-determination. Creating art has sharpened my eyes for detail, increased my awe of the smaller wonders of creation and taught me not only to LOOK but to SEE and to transfer what I see into my art.
Below are a few images of this artist’s work. To view more images or to purchase art from this Nebraska rural artist, please visit her website at www.ibbyallanart.weebly.com.
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