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Neil was born in 1971 at Leicester, England. He was encouraged through his family to develop an interest in the Natural world and drawing. After following a career path in Architecture and dividing working in an Architects office with University study for some years he decided to return to education to study Art. He was offered a place on several courses, but chose Bournemouth and Poole college of Art and Design, and their Natural History Illustration course, because it offered the possibility to combine the study of Nature with Art. It was here that he gained permission to undertake his final year project "The wildlife of Spain", here in Salamanca. The project was successfully completed and exhibited later in London. This enabled him to qualify with distinction. Upon leaving he worked as a free?lance Natural history Illustrator specialising in commercial projects and working for publishing houses. However through a process of evolution in his work and outlook he decided to concentrate wholly on painting. As a painter of wildlife for over a decade, his paintings have been exhibited widely in the U.K, in Spain and further a field in U.S.A. His enthusiasm and passion has taken him on research trips trekking in the jungles of Costa Rica, on Safari to the immensity of the Serengeti in Tanzania and to the vast Sahara desert, not to mention visits to National parks in Spain. "It is essential for me to experience the emotion, the visual contact with the animals and observing, being out there in amongst the habitats, this is what fuels my inspiration. In this way nature in its many colours, shapes, rhythms and forms is my guiding force." Later in the studio he composes ideas, forming and shaping from the many notes, photographs, sketches and watercolours he has accumulated on trips.
Awards   April 2002  
Exhibited at the Wildlife Art Society, Kenilworth, Midlands and awarded second prize "Peoples choice".
Selected Commissions   2006-7 Oman Government  
2007 Fundacion Juan March, Madrid.
Group Exhibitions   1996  
June Bournemouth & Poole college of Art & Design Westminster, London. The Wildlife of Spain.  
June Christies of South Kensington, London. Auction of wildlife Art and Exhibition. Opened by WWF.  
February Sotheby's Wildlife Art auction.  
June Christies of South Kensington, London. Wildlife Art auction.  
February Sotheby's Wildlife Art auction.  
August Wildlife Art Society, U.K. Awarded prestigous "David Shepherd" award.  
August Group exhibition Spain, Casa de las Ciencias, Logrono, La Rioja.  
January Reproduction of award winning painting, "River Crossing", by Solomon & Whitehead Ltd.  
July "The Game Fair", Hampshire, U.k. Stand exhibiting Drawings and Oil paintings.  
August Marwell Zoological society, M.A. S. Group exhibition.  
Sept SWLA, Mall gallery, The Mall, London.  
Sept-Nov Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum," Birds in Art", Wisconsin, U.S.A. 2003  
January Contemporary Art fair, Jonathan Cooper Gallery,.  
Chelsea, and London.  
Nov "Nature in Art", Museum dedicated to the natural  
world. Gloucestershire, England.  
April Wildlife Art Society, Kenilworth, Midlands. Awarded Second prize "Peoples choice".  
April Group exhibition Spain.VIII Premio Nacional de Pintura, Donana y su entorno. Almonte, Huelva.  
May-July Realist group exhibition Murcia, Spain.Figuracion Contemporanea.  
Sept-Nov Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum"Birds in Art", Wisconsin, U.S.A.  
Dec 5-Feb 6 Group exhibition, James Ford Bell Museum of Natural history. USA  
Group exhibition, University Of Minnesota, Minneapolis.USA  
Dec 27-Jan 23 Neil Allen,“Portraits of nature”, Solo exhibition, ‘La Salina’, Diputación de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.  
April 2-May 28 Group exhibition, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson.USA  
July 5- Oct 9 Group exhibition, Wendell Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor, Maine. USA  
Aug 2-7 Nature In Art, Museum, Gloucestershire, England.
Solo Exhibitions   2005 La Salina, Salamanca. Spain  
2007 Fundacion German Ruiz Perez Salamanca. Spain  
2008 Caja Madrid, Espacio para el Arte, Manzanares,Cuidad Real. Spain
Artist's Statement   Commissions start from £1500 to many thousands for a major work. After agreement with the client, I work up a series of sketches and small colour studies to arrive at the general idea for the work. A 50% deposit is required initially, with the remainder payable upon completion of the work

Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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