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

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Allen Wittert began illustrating at an early age. While still in high school, he worked as a freelance storyboard artist and cartoonist for Ogilvy Mather in Johannesburg and, subsequently, other top agencies during school breaks. He creates work with surprising patterns of color that come together in dynamic combinations and compositions. Allen finds inspiration in a diverse array of local sights, still life displays, and women. He says, "I am attracted to the rough and ready in content, application, and the picture surface."