Born in 1987, Guy Allen graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art in June 2011.
Guy Allen first discovered the printing press in Paris at the École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts in 2010. He has been fascinated by the traditional art of printing techniques ever since and expertly brings an original and contemporary approach to this age old art of print-making.
With distinctive style and striking ability, Guy continually experiments with his approach; combining etchings with lithography, linocut, aquatint and gold-leaf, adding colour, texture and a more tonal quality to the work.
Guy quickly established a reputation for exceptional draftsmanship. Having originally focused on animals as his subject-matter, above all he credits his artistic inspiration to his Norfolk roots; from his animal subjects to the more abstract forms, patterns and compositions scattered within and around the landscape.
In 2012 Guy trained as an assistant print maker at Curwen Studios, Cambridge. He has since moved to London and is now based at the Artichoke Print Studio, Brixton.
Guy has been accepted by the Royal Academy for their highly selective Summer Exhibition for the last two years in 2013 and 2014, and regularly shows at the Affordable Art Fair and annual GrandyArt exhibitions.