Melva Allen
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Melva Allen
321 Chaparro Place
Caldwell, Idaho 83605
My love of Watercolor painting blossomed when I moved to Caldwell, Idaho from Anchorage, Alaska. I became a charter member of Idaho Watercolor Society and took workshops every year with national painters, including Barbara Necchis who taught me her style of leaving the white of the paper, and painting behind the subject. This negative style keeps the watercolor fresh and exciting.

I currently give demonstrations, lessons and workshops in the area and my work is included in many private and corporate collections in the United States, including Albertsons, U.S. Bank in Idaho and Oregon, Westinghouse Electric, Washington and Home Federal Bank.

My soft flowing flower paintings are what I am known for, however my awards are divided between still life, landscapes and abstract works. I am currently having a lot of fun working with collage using Thai papers.

I was a charter member of Art Source Gallery in Boise, and retired 3 years ago. I am currently showing my work at Art on the Creek Gallery in downtown Caldwell, Idaho.

"BACKPORCH", Giclee Print on Watercolor paper,
image 15 x 22 unframed $195.00
"TULIP ROW", Giclee Print on Watercolor paper,
image 15 x 22 unframed, $195.00

"Salt River, Arizona", Original Watercolor on W.C. Canvas,
18 x 22 Framed, $295.00