Landscape Painter in Pastel from Cornwall, England
Member, The Pastel Society of London — a prestigious society with only 55 members worldwide.
Tony Allain is an award winning painter, tutor, author and member of the Pastel Society United Kingdom, a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and a Master of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand. These memberships are granted following juried selection according to professional standards and competitions within the world of pastel.
Tony is a regular contributor to the Pastel Journal and the Artist's Magazine. He is also a busy workshop instructor and juror for international exhibitions. His paintings are shown worldwide and are in private and corporate collections, including Cunard Shipping and Castle Cornet Maritime Museum. His work has been featured in Pure Colour, The Best of Pastel 2 published by Northern Light, Pastel Artists of the World published by Practique des Arts, Paris, the Artist's Magazine, and more.
Tony is a self-taught artist born on Guernsey, Channel Islands and now lives in the UK. He has exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Pastel Society in London, The Pastel Society of America in New York, and the 2nd Biennial International Pastel Exhibition in China. Gallery 31 Fine Art is honored to represent his work exclusively in New England and on Cape Cod and is one of two galleries representing Tony’s beautiful pastels in all of America.
"My passion will always be the landscape, it is why I became an artist... Colour and light motivate me in choosing what to paint — the light sparkling on the water, the colour reflected in the landscape. I favour early morning or late afternoon to capture these effects.”
“As an artist I need the surroundings to speak to me before I can reveal my vision of the way I see the world to others. After experiencing a major exhibition by Claude Monet many years ago I remember leaving the gallery and seeing the world in a different way. I then saw ‘Monet-type’ streets with ‘Monet-type’ people in a ‘Monet-type’ world. To this day I still see my surroundings through the eyes of an impressionist.”