Born: 1987 in Norfolk UK
Guy Allen is an experimental printmaker, exceptional draftsman and highly talented young British artist. Working hard between his studios in London and Norfolk, Guy’s trademark experimental approach to printmaking presents an exciting mix of colour, gold-leaf and an original, contemporary take on the traditional art of etchings.Studying at Central St Martins from 2008 – 2011 Guy discovered the printing press on a trip to the École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Finding an art form that lent itself so perfectly to his artistic aspirations was a revelation. He has never looked back.
Growing up in Norfolk, the countryside and his love of animals have had a lasting impact on Guy’s work. Regularly returning to his Norfolk roots to gather his thoughts and inspiration, his subjects are drawn directly from the Norfolk countryside and are all native species to the land he has known since childhood.
This inspiration and drive to create is fuelled ever further by Guy’s love of the printing press. With distinctive style, striking ability and total commitment Guy has mastered his printing-making techniques. Constantly exploring the infinite possibilities and opportunities the medium offers, he breathes new life into traditional techniques and subject matter.
Guy also has a huge philanthropic interest and supports many arts charities each year including Art For Youth, EACH, Keeping A Breast, Art For Cure and Well Child.