Los Angeles

Allan Blizzard

Rex Evans Gallery

An easy and direct use of paint and an almost effortless way of recording the forms of nature mark the rather impres­sive talent of Allan Blizzard in his first one man show in the L.A. area. He is in many ways a “nature” painter: he can weave atmosphere and substance into simple and conclusive relationships, but many of the paintings have overtones beyond that of simple nature. There is often a breath of the Westwood Angst that implies dire offstage happenings and it is not always convincing in the presence of the hearty, untutored paint. Landscape Near Chatsworth seems more coherent than most of the mood pieces, and the recent nude study has a genuine presence that the theatre pieces lack.