Richard Allen attended Central Saint Martins College in London as a Fine Art (Painting) Undergraduate, studying illustration at Masters level. He has worked as an illustrator winning several international accolades (AOI (now WIA) golds, SI LA gold, SI NY silver, 3×3, Commarts), working with many well-known clients including the New Yorker, The NY Times, Esquire, and most UK and US newspapers and magazines. In May 2017 he won the prestigious V&A Illustration prize, winning the Editorial Illustration award and the Moira Gemmill Memorial prize for Illustrator of the Year. Since 2012 he has returned to painting. In 2016, he won the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year. His first solo show took place place at Petworth House, West Sussex in 2017. During 2017 Richard has exhibited work at the Bohun Gallery, Henley, Twenty Twenty Gallery in Shropshire and Thompson’s Gallery in London. He has also undertaken numerous private painting commissions.
Acrylic, Figurative, Fine Art, Oil, Painterly