Allie describes a successful creation as one which engages the viewer to find personal meaning in response to her work. What the viewer brings to understanding her work is as critical to this interpretation as what Allie lays on the paper or canvas or wooden block. For Allie, color and the dance it performs with light and texture, brings life and meaning to her work. What may begin with a wet into wet wash of watercolor, may get texturized or collaged or have layers of liquid acrylic built upon its surface as the creation unfolds. Most of her work is abstract expressionistic in style done in a water-based medium but, at times, it is very objective and may be created in oil or pastel or even encased in resin.
Experimental exploration of media and substrate keeps her work vital and her interest in creating art alive. Allie paints to provide clean water, half her proceeds are donated to building wells in Africa where clean water is lacking for so many. "We are so blessed to have so much...God gave me whatever talent I have for a greater purpose!"