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GRENVILLE ALLEN

ARTISTS


WEBSITE     www.grenvilleallen.com

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MOBILE      07936 206 600

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PROFILE

My first painting was an acrylic, which I painted at seventeen titled 'Suburbia'. I believed I'd instigated a new art movement, 'Suburban fantasy'. In other words, I've been painting and drawing since childhood. My father said, "Yes, we know you can draw. Now get on with some maths and English." Which I duly did, ultimately becoming an award-winning London ad agency copywriter.
 
My wife ~ who'd only known me as a writer ~ was very surprised one day to see me drawing en plein air the village of Heaverham in Kent where we temporarily rented West Lodge on the St Clere Estate which I also drew. 
 
Then came my 'Old Kentish Cottage' just down the road in the neighbouring village of Kemsing. This I printed and it became a bestseller at craft fairs and the like.
 

MY ART

And so my range developed over the years and now we're in Dorset with further inspiration: witness my ‘Gold Hill Rising From a Rolling Mist’ for example.
 
I like to do figurative work with a twist. ‘Hallucinating Hare’ is a wildlife painting with a hare surrounded by half-nibbled toadstools. ‘Get Sett Go!’ is another wildlife scene this time with racing badgers in hot pursuit of the finishing line. ‘Off-Roading Can Be Fun’ features a hedgehog scrambling about in the undergrowth. While ‘Road Hogs’ and ‘Road Hogs With Toddler’ features the same hedgehog after he meets a female and then starts a family.
 
I've continued painting with acrylics but in an old English watercolour style without the use of white paint. This gives an added translucency. My paintings positively glow.
 
Framed or mounted prints of my original art works are available - please email for details.
Gold Hill
Misty Shawford 

Indian Dancer 



Eidfjord
 


GOLD HILL
RISING FROM A ROLLING MIST

Acrylic
38cm x 30cm

£295


HILLTOP POPPIES

Acrylic
57cm x 70cm

£950


DREAMING SPIRES

Acrylic
40cm x 50cm

£495 


GET SETT GO!

Acrylic
30cm x 60cm

£395

       
Pannage The Banyan Tree 
Eidfjord 
Chilbolton


SCARLET & BLACK

Limited edition giclée print
38cm x 30cm

£22 - mounted
£40 - framed


ROAD HOGS WITH TODDLER

Limited edition giclée print
38cm x 30cm

£22 - mounted
£40 - framed


A QUIET STRETCH

Limited edition giclée print
40cm x 50cm

£28 - mounted
£58 - framed


A COTTAGE IN THE COUNTRY

Signed edition giclée print
40cm x 50cm

£28 - mounted
£55 - framed

"I saw the ‘Sunseekers’ picture on a day trip to Shaftesbury in the Cygnet Gallery. It looked exactly like our cat Arthur who loves the sun and has made our sun lounge his home, which conincidentally is painted in limewashed green! It was on our way home to Gosport in Hampshire that I kept thinking about your picture and wishing I had bought it. Once home I did some detective work and found you and the picture and was so pleased. It will look superb and l'm sure Arthur will like it too."   Karen S

"...I also wanted to say how much I like the beautiful painting, which was presented to me by the Association. Grenville you have a wonderful talent and the picture will take pride of place in one of my guest rooms, once the renovations to my house on Dartmoor are complete." Ann W