I started this piece by roughly drawing the forms with charcoal, then developing lines and washes with brushwork, finally using a palette knife. This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Allen Wittert

A Little Group

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

10" h x 10" w x .5" d
1 lbs. 1 oz.



Allen Wittert
Houston, Texas

Getting to Know Allen

Allen’s expressionistic works present the abstract, the figurative, and everything in between. Each painting is marked by a vibrant use of color–frequent choices include turquoise, violet, and yellow–along with strong, gestural brushwork. Allen has been a passionate artist since he was a child growing up in his native South Africa. His oeuvre has evolved as he’s moved around the United States as an adult, from Connecticut to California to Texas. According to Allen, he gravitates toward three motifs: women’s faces, architectural fantasies, and abstraction. “I work generally with one of those three in mind, sometimes closely from a specific sketch,” says Allen. “Add layers, scrape it off, leave marks, repeat.”