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.