Visual Arts Theatre


Richard Allen studied Fine Art (Painting) at Central Saint Martins College, London, before taking an MA and pursuing a successful career in illustration. Richard was awarded the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2016 and the V&A Illustrator of the Year Award 2017.This exhibition comprises his still-life landscapes and more direct, observational work, including recent Purbeck-based images. His work uses gestural brush strokes and thickly applied oil paint and is based on intense, extended observation. There is often a conceptual element to his images, employing framing and mediating devices, pictures within pictures, to highlight the painting process.