Laurel Daunis-Allen is a New Jersey artist with Maine roots. Her father grew up in Maine & she has been painting it's beauty even as a young child. She has always been mesmerized and drawn to the big, bold rocks found up in Maine, especially on the coast. In her most recent works, instead of painting rocks as part of a landscape, they have become the landscape. These paintings can sometimes take on an abstract quality depending on how much or little detail is included and how close up to the rocks surface she goes.  She paints them in black & white, so that the viewer may experience the raw emotion & energy of the stone without being distracted by color