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Walter Lee Allen III/ 'COLOURS'

Walter Lee Allen III is an artist, writer, editor, and educator based in Tangier, Tbilisi, and Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, and pursued a career in broadcasting and audio production until he delved into art, focusing on photography and painting. He served as a secondary education Peace Corps Volunteer from 2005 to 2007 in Gori, Georgia, then in 2009 co-founded with another former volunteer Open Maps Caucasus, an open-source mapping initiative that he managed from his home in Gori. He relocated to Tbilisi, working with community and business leaders, and taught at the Giuvy Zaldastanishvili American Academy in Tbilisi and Nata Buachidze’s Studio. In 2011 he accepted a position at the American School of Tangier, where he taught art, advanced drawing, chess, creative writing, drama, history, literature, and research, and edited Al Tanjaoui. He continues to engage in projects aimed to protect the environment and nature and is often found exploring Spain, which serves as a waypoint as he travels between Georgia, Morocco, and the United States. He is the proud son of Melanie and the proud father of Sofia.



12 and 6

12 black

6 pink

Black and pink



Transfixed, I gaze upon



Enticing me

Pause and



5 and 8

5 red

8 blue

Red and blue



Magnetic pull of nature


drive us

Away from danger

To an ideal



4 and 10

4 orange

10 brown

Orange and brown

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