All of my life I have marveled at the beauty of a sailing ship. When I doodled in school it was always of what I envisioned as various sailboats. Through the years historic ships, boat models, maritime books, sailing and maritime art have become part of my life. I have spent thousands of hours on sailing and motor yachts as captain. As it turns out I'm influenced by my heritage…I'm a direct descendant of Admiral William (Bull) Halsey of WW II.
My art depicts ships of a historic nature involved in maritime trade, battles, racing, and pleasure. I use cooler coloring and primal painting techniques to maintain the kinetic character of the subject, its place in history, and further preserve the beauty and charm of the sailing ship. I give attention to the historic accuracy and detail of the ship form and rigging.
All my paintings are original oils. They can be purchased with or without frames. Similar paintings of different size or hue can be commissioned.
Allen's exhibition is up for public viewing June 29 - August 2 at Saratoga Springs Visitor which is open to the public again as of July 8th. Saratoga Springs Visitors Center is located at 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs and they are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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