John Allen has been a Textile Designer specialising in printed, woven and knitted fabrics for over 25 years.
New Collection – Land Sea and Air
My new collection, Land Sea and Air, will be shown at the Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham. The new collection is inspired by English Landscapes and Seascapes looked at realistically, but at the same time recording my emotional response to the land or seascape.
I normally select places I have seen and hold special feeling for places where I have experienced inspirational moments! Then I allow the emotion I feel for the place to influence how I paint the scene. The cliffs at night and the sunset carpets are as much evocative memories and emotions as observed scenes.
New to my work are the two woodland scenes. These are really based on many journeys by car and walking through small woods in autumn. The experience of the autumn colour when driving quickly in a car is that of a wood on fire. The colour of the autumn leaves is very much more vivid then when actually walking around and beneath the trees. I tried to put this experience into the colours I used in both of the tree compositions.
A selection of carpets from earlier collections are available, subject to availability
Please contact John for further information.
“I believe you are given a talent, but it’s your duty to use it to the best of your abilities, till you reach your very best.” John Allen