Richard Allen

Richard Allen Landscape artist of the year series

Richard brings a distinctive quality of energetic, bravura paint handling and intense observation to still life and portrait subjects.

Richard attended Central Saint Martins as an undergraduate Fine Art (Painting) student, before completing a Masters in Illustration.

Richard has worked professionally as an illustrator since graduating, winning numerous international accolades and working with many well-known clients including the New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, and most high-profie UK and US newspapers and magazines. 

In 2017 he won the V&A Illustration prize, winning the Editorial Illustration award and the Moira Gemmill Memorial prize for Illustrator of the Year. In May 2019, he won the V&A Award for Illustrated Journalism.

His work has been exhibited at UK shows including the ING Discerning Eye, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the New English Art Club, Thompson’s Gallery, London, and the Bohun Gallery, Henley. He has had solo exhibitions including a show at Petworth House, West Sussex. He has undertaken many commissions and his work is held in public and private collections internationally.