KATRINA ALLAN "I love creating detail in my work.

"I find the intricate process takes you to another place where you ‘zone out’. It is the detail in the rusty metal and peeling paint that makes me want to recreate these objects, but by placing them out in the real world, they become surreal. I hope to have given them a sense of fun and movement ... to evoke distant memories of a childhood in simpler times, of metal toys and fairgrounds.”

Semaphore based artist Katrina Allan completed her studies in Advertising and Graphic design in 1985, graduating with the highest marks in her year and receiving the Illustration Award.

For nearly 30 years she has worked as both a designer and illustrator in Adelaide. She has run her own graphic design company since 1996 but still finds time to pursue her life-long passion for painting. 

Katrina’s more recent work builds on her love of typography and quirky objects... creating highly detailed acrylic paintings incorporating a mix of modern landscapes with well-worn retro objects ... a coin-op ride-on rocket ready to take off in a field of grass, dodgem cars vying for space in a car park or a still life featuring 1950s Bakelite canisters and the ingredients for a margarita. 

Katrina first exhibited her limited edition fine art prints in the 2012 solo event ‘Acrylic’, her second exhibition of eight new works ‘Steel Life’ was part of SALA 2016.

In 2001 she held a week of drawing workshops with Aboriginal children in the remote communities of the APY Lands which culminated in an exhibition at Tandanya.

“It can take up to 120 hours to complete one artwork, so creating a range of limited edition prints was a way to make my art accessible for everyone."

These featured 23 artworks are signed, high-quality, limited edition giclée prints of Katrina's original acrylic paintings on canvas or board. Also available is a range of 23 Mini Prints (125 x 125mm) featuring details from the larger original acrylic paintings (unframed prints $48.50 each). Please contact Art Liaisons if you are interested in Katrina's original acrylic paintings.