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Tom Allen

Born in 1975, Springfield, United States

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States

Overview

Tom Allen is a painter who frequently draws inspiration from the natural world. Rather than depicting exotic flora as inanimate objects in still-life portraits, he tries to capture a sense of vitality, drawing inspiration from the flourishing period of plants. This approach alters the relationship between the painter and the subject, as a still life demands concentrated attention on the object's reality, while portraiture involves the rendering of the sitter's likeness as well as their character...Read more