"My work is seeded and rooted in energy. Sometimes my work tells a story - but most of the time, I want to share a feeling. I am always in motion, mentally."
Jack Allen grew up in Winter Park, Florida and has resided in Jacksonville, Florida for over 25 years. Enamored with abstract art, Allen began painting about fifteen years ago when he experimented with his teenage daughter’s art supplies on a Saturday morning at home.
“I love the intrigue. I enjoy bringing forth my energy and emotions with colors. I like bright, bold colors and movement. I aim to create paintings that cause the eye to wander around the canvas.”
Allen works in his third-floor home studio, in a barn at his cattle farm in Central Florida. Self-taught for the most part, his creative evolution had included devouring images of abstract works by favorite artists including Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter and Jean-Paul Riopelle.
“I hope to tell a story through each of my paintings – a story of hope, possibility and excitement. My paintings are a reflection of my feelings expressed through color, line, form, movement and depth.”
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