Martin Allen, artist
My work as a car artist is inspired by an obsession with historic art, car paintings, car art and iconic planes, alongside drawing and oil painting.
‘IMAGINATION IS KING IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER’
Fine artist Martin Allen is based in London. Martin came to oil painting via a circuitous route, having drawn for most of his life and being largely self-taught he was eventually re-introduced to oil painting as a preferred medium to create his varied and diverse work. The methods he uses to paint are classic ones, using layered paint applications rounded off by oil glazes. These create, add depth and harmonise colours. He has shown solo numerous times at Goodwood, The Affordable Art Fair and others, been a finalist at the ‘London art Biennale 2019’, alongside various commissions including work for the BP Shipping collection, and most recently his work has been featured in Vogue magazine.