I have a quiet studio on the fourth floor of our house where I can hang out on the balcony when I need a break. The city skyline is visible from here, and it's the kind of thing that gets me going. I love to mix the cities up though, so there's a bit of San Francisco and New York in this one. I started with a charcoal sketch and just kept going, using umber washes first to bring in some warmth before I added the blues.  This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Allen Wittert

Light Falls Across America

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

36" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 4 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.”