ABOUT ARTIST STANTON ALLABEN
I am a self-taught oil and watercolor artist with a focus on wildlife, landscapes, and all things in the world of nature. I have been painting for nearly 20 years and spent a great deal of time studying the works of all the European and American impressionists. In that time I have developed a style of painting which is a combination of impressionism and realism. I work with both brushes and palette knives.
Here you will find a collection of my works offered for sale. I live in the mountains of western North Carolina having moved here from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in 2019. Prior to that I am originally from New England. My subject matter made a radical change from seascapes and marsh scenes to mountains and waterfalls. The transition has been invigorating.
Presently my work can be seen/purchased at Mountain Made Gallery in Asheville, NC and The Bascom Visual Art Center in Highlands, NC.. My hand painted watercolor note cards are available at those two locations as well as Nora & Co. in Cashiers, NC and Main Street Gifts, Highlands, NC.
All of the mountain and waterfall scenes that I have painted are of locations in the Blue Ridge Mountains, which is where I live. The Blue Ridge Parkway is only an hour drive from my home and I often go up there for inspiration and to find new subject matter to paint.
Bears are numerous in this area and I love painting them. I have had them visit on my front porch several times, because I had bird feeders hanging there. Not any more. I am an ardent bird watcher and nearly always include a bird in my work. You can also purchase here using my PayPal or Square account. If interested please send me a message through the "Contact" page at this site.