We are delighted to be displaying pictures by Allan Price in our gallery area for the month of March.
Allan Price was born in Cheshunt and grew up in Birmingham where he embarked on his career as an engineer.
He had always enjoyed art (both seeing and doing), but only recently has he picked up his brushes and pencils as a committed, if part-time, artist. He prefers to work with acrylic or watercolours.
Allan has lived in Colchester since 2015, and is married to local journalist and broadcaster, Liz Mullen. The proximity of Mersea Island has proved an inspiration, as have other watery locations from Norfolk to Northern Ireland to The Firth of Clyde.
Some of these works are featured here, including “Abandoned – Reclaimed”. The old boat was spotted at Blakeney, but reminds many people of a similar wreck in The Essex Serpent.
Allan enjoys the support of Colchester’s CO3 Gallery, and artists Angella Horner and Wendy Bailey. “Their classes have given me encouragement to improve my techniques and expand my horizons,” he says.
As Engineering Maintenance Manager of a very large recycling factory in Basildon, Allan brings an engineer’s eye to his more draughtsman-like fantasies, which he has nicknamed “Geo-Doodles.”
This is Allan’s first exhibition. He is enormously grateful to Jo Coldwell and Red Lion Books for offering him this opportunity.