Guy Allen


“Inspiration has mostly been from my home county of Norfolk in England, which flourishes with material to study. More recently I have been focusing on the horse as a subject matter, which I am really enjoying. The medium of etching and the muscular coat of the horse lend themselves to one another. All the horses that I do are done by endless stippling, where by the darker the area the closer the dots are together. Artists that inspire me are Rembrandt, George Stubbs, Alfred Munnings, Andy Warhol and two current British artists Norman Ackroyd and Charming Baker.”

Guy Allen, b. 1987. Following his graduation from Central Saint Martins School of Art (2011), Guy returned to his home town in East Anglia to gain inspiration for his work; as part of his practice he works across studios in both London and Norfolk. It is the countryside and a love of animals embedded from childhood that fuels Guy Allens work. Taking form in prints; techniques and processes which have been mastered by the artist, he unites traditional print making along with the timeless subject matter of Norfolk’s wildlife. The works are given a contemporary edge in his marriage of colour and gold leaf within the etchings. 

Guy was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2014, consequently showing in London, Dubai and New York. Other achievements include ‘Fur, Feathers and Feelers’ (2017) a solo show at the Fairhurst Gallery and his work is held in private collections in the United States and Asia. 

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