After completing an art education
focused in the areas of graphic design and illustration, I
began offering commission portrait work at our family
gallery and studio which was opened in 1952 by my
grandfather Charles T. Allenbrook on Bearskin Neck in
Pets and other animal subjects attracted me the most, and I
found them well suited to my style of working in the pastel
medium. Now, 15 years and dozens of portraits later I have
had the opportunity to do many pastels as birthday,
Christmas and wedding gifts, and family mementos that will
be passed down for generations.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Art Institute of
New England School of Art and Design, Boston.
- Poster Illustration and original artwork donation
for "Peter and the Wolf", a Russian National Orchestra (RNO)
production benefit for Wolf Haven International, a
nonprofit organization working for wolf conservation in
- Portrait donations to Auction fundraisers for: Cape
Ann Animal Aid, Gloucester Massachusetts The Poodle Club
of Massachusetts, Poodle Rescue.
- Award portrait, ink drawing and silk screen t-shirt
design, commissioned by the Curly Coated Retriever Club
(for their National Specialty in upstate New York.)