APPArt Mini #6 Featuring Mobile Artist Allyson Marie

Please enjoy our sixth post to our new section within our APPart Column entitled – APPart Mini (to view our earlier ones, please go here). This time our editor Bobbi McMurry talks with Allyson Marie to find out more about her work, over to you Bobbi. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

Apps: Filterstorm, psxpress, Stackables, Snapseed


Sometimes, less is more. This piece is an excellent example of that concept; in fact, it just might be mistaken as nothing more than an enhanced photo. Here we have a simple shot of a waiting room, something to kill the time. Allyson masterfully creates an intriguing narrative here that makes me wonder not only about the story I create myself when viewing this piece, but also her artistic intent. The warm palette is inviting, yet the dark shadows are somewhat ominous as if to suggest a less desirable environment. Is it a waiting room for … a doctor, a therapist, an attorney, or who knows? No worries, just outside the window lies an endless road offering escape to whatever fits your world.

Allyson has shared photographs that document her process and I hope will spark some ideas for each of you!


This was a simple piece for me to create. I used the layers portion of Filterstorm to combine the image of the road into the window frame, and then refined it in Photoshop Express. I added some depth and texture in Stackables and applied a Vintage filter in Snapseed. Voile!

(Please follow the steps below to view the final image)

“Waiting Room With a View” – ©Allyson Marie

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Bobbi McMurry received her BFA from Arizona State University where she focused on painting, drawing, and printmaking. After graduating, she spent many years as an Art Director for custom and newsstand magazines. She has recently rekindled her passion for creating personal images and has gravitated to the world of mobile art. Her work has been accepted into numerous juried exhibitions, and has been recognized in mobile art competitions including The Third Wave and the Mobile Photo Awards. Additionaly, her work is part of the current iPhonic Art Exhibit at Markham Vinyards in California. She has been featured on mobile photography blogs, and recently became a columnist for The App Whisperer. Bobbi lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona.

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