Tony Allain


Member of the Master Circle IAPS, Master of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand, Pastel Society, UK, Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America

Award-winning painter, instructor and author Tony Allain has been painting for over 40 years. A self-taught painter of colour, light and movement with a complete understanding of his surroundings. Born and raised in the Channel Islands he moved to paint and live in Cornwall to capture the unique clarity of light living on the peninsula of the West Country. Tony has exhibited extensively over the years, and 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.

His work is regularly featured in The Artist Magazine, the Pastel Journal and the Practique des Arts.

Tony has returned to live and work from his studio in the ancient market seaside town of Marazion in West Cornwall.

” 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 are 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. After seeing a major exhibition by Claude Monet many years ago, I can remember leaving the gallery and seeing the world in a different way. I saw Monet type streets with Monet type people in a Monet type world. Even to this day, I still force myself to see my surroundings through the eyes of an impressionist”.

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