Saturday, November 7, 2009


This is a small painting I'm working on of my dad.

update on old drawing.
ugh I'm hating this drawing. it's too tight.

Friday, November 6, 2009

This is my sound piece for Time Arts. This is the only way I've found to share it on blogger so far, unfortunately.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Foley Project from Allison Van Pelt on Vimeo.

Foley Project for Time Arts

"Sex on the Radio"

Kate and I are creating a radio show called "Sex on the Radio." We just got it approved last night at the IMC, and it will run at the same time Anna's show ran- on Tuesday nights from 11 to 12 on the WRFU channel 104.5 FM. It will include Kate and I discussing sex and sexuality, sharing stories, playing sexy music, and having guest spots (I'm thinking of having my mom call in once and a while, since she is my sexuality guru.) I think this will be very productive for me since one of my favorite topics to talk about is sexuality and what a great thing this show could provide to Urbana. I remember Love Line in Chicago during my high school years and how much I enjoyed their honesty. I just want this show to provide an open and honest environment for people to talk about these things comfortably. Also I think this will be a great experience for me if I choose to go down the sex therapist route eventually.

So check it out if your in Urbana! And if not we plan to record all our shows and hopefully create a site where we will post them.

Also we're thinking of using pseudonyms so that we're protected and don't become affiliated with the university and such.

Monday, October 26, 2009

My parents.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"The Newlyweds"
(5ft by 4ft)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I'm in the midst making a painting of my parents. My mom is in the sunlight looking happy at herself, internal, while her body language is closed off. My dad is in the dark scowling at my mom. I think I'm going to title it "The Newlyweds". It's 5ft by 4ft. I'm feeling overwhelmed by it at the moment, I haven't come to terms with how to use cloth in the painting but it shimmers and the colors are great. Now I just have to finish it in time for critique.

I also have my idea for my next painting. Too bad I'm all distracted by that now. I'll save that idea until I start painting it.

Actually, I have come up with my series. This new series of work. I am excited. Finally.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Video 2

Bathing from Allison Van Pelt on Vimeo.

The Long Take/ Tracking Shot

Video 1

Swimming from Allison Van Pelt on Vimeo.

This is my first edit of this video I want to add more stills as well as an audio track.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The new updated version.

I just made this today. I plan to add many more layers of color but I think it's starting out really beautiful. I'm covering this patterned stamp I have with watercolor and gouache.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A New School Year

Both of these are works/ideas in progress. The first isn't done color/text wise. The second I plan to elaborate on a larger scale. Its made on three sheets of tracing paper with three different poses, the back sheet only being painted with gouache and acrylic.

Monday, July 13, 2009

"Am I The Monster?"

This is my other project from Junior Spring Semester. I'm still trying to find the audio file on my computer. I downloaded a new form of audacity and now it won't open or play in anything so I might have to put the sound files back together. Sucks.

Anyway, this piece worked specifically with Westley Allan Dodd, a serial murderer and child molester. It discusses how we view serial killers/rapists/molesters and our own obsession with them.

Candy Bushes

More work from sophomore year

Here are two paintings from sophomore year

Two more pics from my journal

Saturday, July 4, 2009

"Best of Club America"

Untitled from Allison Van Pelt on Vimeo.

This is my final project Junior Spring Semester.
I used quotes from a "Best of Club America" vintage porn magazine. This project dealt with themes of intimacy vs. pornography as well as surveillance.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Here are some drawings from my sketchbook. I based them off of old porn photographs from the late 70s. I'm interested moving in a new direction and making art that centers around sexuality, specifically female sexuality. This is a topic that I'm really interested in but also that makes me nervous about when it comes to art.

Here's my final painting last semester, again with cloth and acrylic.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

These are some of my life drawing pieces (unfortunately I worked light in some and the lines don't come out that well):

My First Post...Ever

I've never had a blog before so this is a new experience. I never liked the idea of posting personal/emotional information so others could see it but I decided bloging about art and my art specifically would be beneficial.

Here are some of my paintings from last semester.

This is entitled, "Ljuba" made with acrylic and cloth on masonite.

These are four of the six paintings from my ballet series.

All of these paintings are extremely small, just 9x12 inches.