WISE VA -- The reclining nude has been a primary figure study in drawings and paintings throughout the
history of art. Each of these images was inspired by an international legend of a spirit or goddess.
"Although these images were influenced primarily by the styles of various French Impressionism
artists, I took creative liberties to also include more romantic and modern treatments," Allio
explained. "Most of the artworks in this exhibition were created in outdoor settings with rocks
and water - a personal style preference."
Nine wonderfully creative models posed as the original subjects for the ten images of this exhibition.
Seven of the ten images were created from original color photography. The other three digital artworks
were hand-colored from black-and-white originals.
Allio was born in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. He is a graduate of the
University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Communications and Visual Arts.
His fine artworks of nude subjects have been exhibited worldwide.