James Allen is one of Suffolk’s most prolific and collected water colour artists. During May we have an informal retrospective collection of his work in the Gallery at Snape Maltings.
James Allen was born in Framlingham, Suffolk and is the youngest son of one of the town’s butchers. From an early age, he had a keen interest in sketching both landscape and wild life.
He joined the Army and served with the East Anglian Regimental Band and it was during this time that he started to study oil painting. On leaving the Army he settled in Norwich and in 1977 he decided to go it alone as a professional artist concentrating on local landscapes, wild life and more recently still life.
His work has been exhibited throughout East Anglia and also in London and has been chosen for display by the Royal Academy and the Royal Miniature Society. Many of his pictures are in collections in the UK and abroad.
So why not come along to the Gallery and enjoy recognising some of your favourite Suffolk scenes and places interpreted by James Allen?