Melody O'Connor Allen  

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It is such a pleasure to paint pastel seascapes and landscapes of my childhood home, Southern California. My paintings reflect my fascination with the interplay of light and color in nature. I have been influenced heavily by European and California Impressionists.  I use very soft pastels on sanded paper, allowing me to add layer upon layer of rich pigment, giving the images a more painterly effect and a fuller depth of color. It is my hope that my artworks convey this tranquil yet joy-filled mood to the viewer, while sensually connecting to familiar scenes of the West Coast. 


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