In case you missed it, Allison Sommers recently released a sweet new book called Flotsam. Containing images culled from her Moleskine sketchbooks of 2010 and 2011, you can see from where many of her painting ideas sprung, and enjoy her grotesque, lumpy and lovable creatures in embryonic form.
Allison currently has work up in Jason Levesque’s curated exhibition in Virginia and Thinkspace is planning on including her work in a special project taking place in Arizona in the coming months. I also have to mention that following her twitter stream is quite entertaining; this woman has a fantastically snarky sense of humor. You probably could have assumed that from looking at her work.