Welcome to my new look website. The finer details are still being sorted, so please bear with us and come back again soon. There will be lots of new work to see on the gallery pages.
Dates for my 2013 shows are now available on the exhibition page.
Roger Allen is a professional artist working in the mediums of oil and watercolour. Based in Derbyshire for over 20 years, the dramatic and changing landscape of the Peak District provides constant inspiration for the paintings for which he is renowned.
Roger has exhibited at galleries throughout the Midlands and East Anglia and has paintings in the collections of Derbyshire County Council, The Landmark Trust, Wellingborough Borough Council and Sir Paul Smith, as well as over 500 paintings in private collections from America to Zimbabwe.
The tradition of the Romantic movement in British landscape painting may be discerned in his work, but a long association with farming informs an awareness that this is a working landscape; realism as opposed to idealism. Usually working “en plein air” he follows the Pre Raphaelite precept of truth to nature as can be seen in his closely observed work. Less well known is Roger’s fascination with the urban landscape; whether this be remnants of the industrial past or the developing modern city.
“most of my current work is in watercolour which has an immediacy and translucence fitting for landscape paintings. I work with a traditional technique of overlaid washes but push this to the limit to achieve the realistic effects I desire”