Allyn on Exhibit at Library

Courtesy photo -- An example of Jeffrey Allyn’s work clearly shows his abstract expressionist influence.

A new art exhibition at the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., is featuring paintings by local artist Jeffrey Allyn. The show runs through March 28.

Allyn received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Cal State Long Beach. His art has a foundation in the workings of the physical universe, but unlike the tight control and confines bio-medical illustration, it has a highly emotional and colorful release in the abstract. 

He said that the artists who most influence his work are Vincent van Gogh, Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, Paul Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning. 

“My work is best described as a sculpture on canvas with an under-painting of dimensional topography that I then over-paint with translucent oil glazes and solid oil details,” Allyn said.