Painting has been a life-long vocation for Allan.
For most of his career, he has focused on painting
the British Columbian wilderness. Working
primarily in acrylics, he works to capture the many
sides of the disappearing west coast landscape.
Allan was born in Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada. He was accepted into the school of visual
arts in New York City in 1969 where he studied for
two years. He has been painting actively ever since.
Leaving his career as a professional chef, Allan
began seriously painting every day. He has been a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists for
12 years. He achieved signature status as a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA) in
2012 and became a Senior Member (SFCA) in 2014. Over the past dozen years he has participated in
numerous shows and received several awards. His work hangs in corporate and personal collection
throughout Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe.