Maria Scarpa Allen is an artist who specializes in pyrography, more commonly known as wood burning. She utilizes the natural grain of the wood board pieces as a background for her designs. She has created many pieces over the past 13 years, many of which feature floral and other natural themes. All of her pieces are done freehand. She has participated in numerous juried shows on the East Coast including, the Wood Working and Fine Arts Festival in Northville, NY, Virtu Arts Festival in Westerly, the Crozet Arts and Crafts Show in Crozet, VA. and the Mabee Farms show, in Rotterdam Junction, NY.