Meet the Artist - Jen Allen

Meet the Artist - Jen Allen

Jen is one of the UK’s most exciting established artists and we are thrilled to have recently added a collection of her vibrant original paintings to the Collier & Dobson portfolio.

Jen has pursued her career as a professional artist for over 20 years, after graduating from the Bournemouth Institute of Art in 2000. From humble beginnings in a 7x4 ft shed for a studio, she now widely exhibits at prestigious galleries, luxury cruise-liners (including the prestigious Queen Mary II), and star-studded events like the National Film and Television gala in 2015, where she painted a portrait of American-British filmmaker and comedian of Monty Python fame, Terry Gilliam.

She is passionate about the creative process and draws on her wide professional experience in the areas of illustration and performance arts, in which she not only trained as a circus performer, but also a prop maker and set painter. A skilled speed painter, Jen has combined her experience in the field of entertainment with her artistic talents to present her speed painting performances to an awe-struck audience. Enjoying the results from which spontaneity in her work has yielded, Jen says, “Working at speed gives my pieces a sense of immediacy which lends character to my art.”

The innovative style and bold interpretation of her subjects has won Jen global acclaim, with her worldwide following including famous actors, global companies, royalty, and rock legends.

Jen’s paintings have a distinctive quality, which combines a unique application of colour and contrast to create punchy and energetic compositions. This idiosyncratic style means that her work is highly sought-after and has led to a demand for commissioned paintings, from loved ones and family pets to portraits for Princesses and Kings.

Her studio collections are a singularly dazzling assemblage of paintings which present a unique interpretation of familiar subjects. Head over to our online gallery to find Jen’s selection of striking and dynamic original paintings with wildlife and figurative illustrations at their heart.

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