Allan, born in 1952, is a full-time artist living in the beautiful border country of Herefordshire and Powys. After five years of study at Swansea and Coventry Art Colleges, he graduated with a BA in Fine Art (Painting).
Initially, Allan embarked on a career as an illustrator, working for most of the major British publishing houses, but gradually he drifted back to his first love – landscape painting – specialising in paintings of the Gower Peninsular and the mid-Wales area.
His professional painting career has subsequently focused on realist landscape painting. The basis of his inspiration remains largely his love of light, colour and atmosphere in landscape. Having formerly spent many years living near the coast, he regularly returns to this subject matter.
As his influences, Allan cites the work by Pre-Raphaelite and impressionist artists such as Monet and Degas.
Allan’s very distinctive style and the detail in his painting is fast gaining him recognition, and his work is now becoming much sought after throughout Europe.
In November of 2015, Gallery Rouge hosted an exhibition of Allan’s work consisting of over 25 individual pieces.