Media: FINE ART PAINTING
In Mark Allen’s own words: “I have always painted for myself. Painting is how I explore the world around me and express how I perceive it. Art and science may seem mutually exclusive in today’s world, but it wasn’t always thus, and I strive to revive art as a scientific instrument. I find painting and drawing to be powerful tools in teaching us to see what’s all around us – through the simple act of following an amazing line or pattern into infinity.
“I’ve always viewed my paintings as entries in my journal – part of my reference library that reminds me of where I’ve been and how I saw the world, which often leads to what’s next. I had never considered selling my art – until I discovered giclée reproductions. They can so precisely replicate the original, I feel I have as full-dimensional a “journal entry” as ever. I judge a painting by its ability to always please me, and, even better, to be an ongoing source of discovery and rediscovery.
“I hope this is what you’ll find in my collection of paintings and giclée prints.” Mark Allen resides in Los Osos, California.