“There are stories all around us—the best are closest to home.”
The American West — both real and romanticized — is the center of Maura Allen’s work. Starting on location at ranches and rodeos, she magically weaves past and present, Old West and new, to create original contemporary paintings, sculpture and fine art glass pieces. She is drawn to iconic silhouettes — strong graphic elements for telling big stories.
Maura grew up in Northern California around the corner from Stanford University where the historic Eadweard Muybridge stop-action images of a running h...