My work focus on the West -- the West today and the West of our imagination. Song, cinema, stories and more have shaped what the West of our imagination. In the late 1800s/early 1900s, dime store magazines and more were how stories were shared. Look beneath the big, bold RODEO type and the West today unfolds -- all with moments I've captured at rodeos and ranches. The yellow in this piece glows in the dark -- re illuminated each day with room and daylight, and subtly glows for a few hours more.

- Maura Allen

Rodeo, Rodeo | Yellow

Acrylic painting on wood
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

40" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Maura Allen
Denver, Colorado

Getting to Know Maura

Maura’s work borrows techniques from pop art and subject matter from Western art to create a new genre in itself. “The way story and cinema, song and symbol, landscape and legends combine and contribute to our real and imagined view of the West is my focus,” says Maura. She starts each piece on location–rodeos and ranches–looking for iconic shapes that will translate well into her pop pieces. Maura continues, “In my studio, working on wood panel, glass and steel, I combine ‘Old West’ elements like vintage wallpaper designs, typography and other symbols with those modern day Western moments resulting in a confluence of old and new, historic and modern.” Drawing on inspiration from greats like Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, Maura’s pop-Western fusion paintings make a bold statement.