Allie describes a successful creation as one which engages the viewer to find personal meaning in response to her work, given their unique life story and experiences. 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 is very objective and may be created in oil or pastel or even encased in resin!