- Artistic Replenish Residencies
- Type of work
- Visual Art
Therapeutic and healing are the two words that Alina Allen always uses to describe her artwork. Allowing herself to be free and create whatever her spirit tells her, the materials she uses are acrylics and oil paints on canvas and wood panels. As a black woman, she believes it is imperative to paint black people, and her inspirations derive from stories of her ancestors interpreted in a beautiful light.
She was born and raised in New Orleans and loves the fact that our city celebrates the entire African Diaspora. Since her childhood, she has been exposed to and participated in different religions, rituals, and festivals that celebrate African, Indian, French, Haitian, Brazilian, Mexican, and Black culture in New Orleans. She finds it so beautiful to see her ancestors in people living today.