Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tony Allain

“Towards Lihou Island”  ©  Tony Allain
Name: Tony Allain, DPANZ, PSA
Bio: Tony Allain was born and raised in the Channel Islands and has been painting for over thirty five years, first becoming  interested in painting and drawing at about the age of 15 years old,  when he saw a French Impressionist exhibition in London, especially the work of Claude Monet.  A self–taught artist, Tony spent the next twenty years exhibiting with local art groups and societies and finding galleries to show his work. When elected a member of the Royal Watercolour Societies Art Club in 1977 he decided to become a full time painter. Tony moved to St. Ives in Cornwall to paint with the Painters of Light before moving to Nelson, New Zealand.
Tony has exhibited extensively over the years, his work can be found in many leading New Zealand, London and provincial galleries as well as private and corporate collections, including the Maritime Museum, Guernsey.
In 2004 Tony was commissioned to paint twelve paintings for the state rooms on board the Queen Mary 2.
Tony is a Distinguished Member of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand and a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America, and a member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.
He has exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists in London.
His work is regularly featured in The Artist and Leisure Painter and he has featured in the Pastel 100 in 2008 and 2012, and in the French Pratique des Arts. He was also featured in New Zealands Favourite Artists 2 (Saint Publishing, 2008) and in Masters of Pastel 2011
Medium:  Pastel. Oil. For his pastels Tony uses textured papers and boards. especially Colourfix Sanded Paper and Boards. He also uses Canson Mi Tientes for sketches. Unison Pastels for their pure pigment, and Schminke Pastels for their softness complete his armamentarium
Subjects: Landscapes, town and street scenes, maritime, figurative, still life.
Style: Brisk, no-nonsense impressionist.
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Gallery: Landscape; Oils; Plein air; Figurative; Still Life; Eight by Six
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in viewer. Information is generally provided on medium and dimension of original. Right click is disabled so regular download is not possible. Towards Lihou Island is 10 x 12 ins.
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