Nathan Phillips SquareALLEN EGAN - ARTISTS BIOGRAPHY
Allen was born and raised in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and started painting in oils at the age of 16.
After high school, he completed a 3-year graphic design diploma at college and worked in the print and graphic design industry.
Allen immigrated to South Africa.
Eventually Allen began painting and exhibiting fulltime in 1999. At that time, Allen began to document and paint African people in their rural environments.
Allen immigrated for a second time to Canada, eventually settling in Gatineau where he paints as a fulltime artist.
Allen is a figurative artist and his work has evolved over the years from a strictly realist approach to a more graphic style combining digital and mixed media as well as traditional painting.