Tony Allain is a Scottish based artist. He is an award winning painter, instructor and author and has been painting for over 50 years. a member of the Pastel Society London, a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists among others. A painter of colour, light and movement with a complete understanding of his surroundings. Born and raised in the Channel Islands where he studied life drawing from observation and painting from life. He moved to paint and live in Cornwall to capture the unique clarity of light living on the peninsular of the West Country.
Tony has exhibited extensively over the years, his work can be found in many leading galleries as well as private and corporate collections worldwide, including the Maritime Museum, Guernsey and Queen Mary 2, Cunard Liner. He has exhibited with The Pastel Society of America in New York, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, London, The International Pastel Exhibition, Suzhou, China and the Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London. A move to New Zealand in 2006 proved to be a turning point in his career with the acceptance as a Master of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand, a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, elected an Eminent Pastelist of the International Association of Pastel Societies.
His work is regularly featured in The Artist Magazine, the Pastel Journal and the Practique des Arts.
Tony now lives and works in Scotland.
” My passion will always be the landscape, it is why I became an artist. I want to share my vision of the world I see. Colour and light is my motivation for choosing a subject. The light sparkling on the water, the colour reflected in the landscape. I favour the early morning or late afternoon to capture these effects. I think an artist has to allow his surroundings to reveal itself before the artist can reveal their vision of the way they see the world onto others.