British Landscapes

John’s latest exhibition was inspired by British Landscapes. Many of the designs were worked from drawings, painting and photographs taken on site and then worked into designs in his studio in London.

John says “I have, since childhood, been fascinated by landscape. In this exhibition more than any of my others, my design aim was to show my personal emotional response to the countryside. I have allowed myself artistic licence to move a hill if it stops the view of the sea beyond it. I have put a different prehistoric image in place of the one actually there. I hope this will encourage people to look harder and work out what is real and what I have changed in the designs, particularly in the designs where they are familiar with the actual location. Always however, I have remained true to the actual essence of the landscape in my design.”

Previous Exhibitions

John Allen’s exhibitions have been shown at the following galleries;

  • The Embroidery Gallery – Sunbury-on-Thames
  • Anthony Hepworth Fine Art – Bath
  • Goldmark Fine Art – Uppingham, Leicestershire
  • Farfield Mill Gallery – Sedbergh, Cumbria
  • Bankfield Museum and Art Gallery – Halifax
  • National Botanic Gardens of Wales – Llanarthne, Camarthenshire
  • Beverley East Riding Library Art Gallery
  • Art Gallery and Museum – Nuneaton, Warwickshire
  • Mansfield Museum and Art Gallery – Nottinghamshire
  • Harley Gallery – Nottinghamshire