Brought up in Maine, Callie Allen Seaton has divided her time between studios in Winfield, Kansas and Sullivan, Maine. With encouragement from her mother, Helen Marie Allen, Seaton has pursued a love of art since she was a child in first grade. Professional study in her adult years has led to her colorful, contemporary style.
Painting allows Seaton to express her visual ideas through color and composition. “To resolve a piece of work is rewarding,” Seaton says, “but the process of painting, itself, is the most satisfying.”
She likes to use unusual tools. “I delight in the process of applying oil paint to surfaces, using putty knives, printmaking rollers and shower squeegees, to create color relationships and space. The work is sometimes reminiscent of an object or a place, but more often not.”
Seaton credits her approach to an admiration for the work of Paul Reed (her instructor in the 1970’s), Gerhardt Richter, Hans Hoffman and Richard Diebenkorn.
She and her husband David have three grown children and six grandchildren. They live in Winfield and have a summer home in Maine.For information on gallery membership, guest artist exhibits, or to purchase artwork, fill out the contact form below.