David Allen RSMA


David Allen is inspired to paint in order to capture the wonderful quality of light, form and colour he sees around him, particularly in nature. David's paintings are his statement.

David works mainly in pastels, painting small pictures in situ and larger works in the studio. David uses some 700 pastels and works on a paper with a rough surface texture. His locations for painting are obtained by going out into the countryside or to the coast and tracking down interesting subjects. Sometimes David paints a subject immediately, otherwise he makes a record of it so as to return in the future when the light may be better for painting.


1945 - Born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

1961 – 1972 Worked as a Draughtsmam and Land Surveyor

1964 - Started painting in oils (self taught)

1973 - Qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer

1973 – 1989 Worked in the construction materials industry.

1990 - Began practising as a full time artist

1998 - Elected a member of The Fylingdales Group of Artists

2006 - Elected a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists

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