The Fylingdales Group of Artists
David Allen ( Chairman)
Born in Harrogate David has painted since he was a teenager. He worked as a draughtsman and land surveyor from the age of 16 and then as a chartered civil engineer until 1989 when he became a professional painter. He works in pastels and oils, painting small studies` en plein air` and larger works in his Yorkshire studio. He was elected to the Royal Society of Marine Artists in 2006.
Awards: 1993 Highly commended, Laing Art Competition 2002 Art Prize Finalist Award, Pastel Artist International Magazine 2002 Frank Herring Award, Pastel Society 2005 Highly Commended Prize, Harrogate Open Exhibition 2005 Classic Boat Magazine Prize, RSMA Annual Exhibition 2006 Age of Sail Award, The Conway Maritime Press, RSMA Annual Exhibition 2011 Professional Artist of the Year, Society of All Artists 2013 R.K.Burt and Company Ltd, Canson Paper Mill Prize, RSMA Annual Exhibition