Martin Allens' work is inspired by an obsession with vintage bygone eras, historic racing cars and iconic planes, alongside drawing and painting. The methods used are classic ones, using layered paint applications rounded off by oil glazes. These create, add depth and harmonise colours. In his work he aims to capture the exhilaration or thrill of the moment and translate that onto the canvas. ‘Imagination is King in the eye of the beholder’. The light and the colours are all in the narrative, but he tries to present an ethereal dreamlike quality to the work, emphasising a fleeting, ephemeral heartbeat in time. Previously Martin was selected as a finalist for “The London Art Biennale” with two pieces, one of which is “No5” (below). “No5” was also shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition 2018. He exhibits at Goodwood on an annual basis, and is one of the London ‘Beautalism’ movement. Most recently he has shown in the ‘Soho Scandalous’ exhibition at Blacks Club, London Fashion week 2020 and The Affordable Art Show.
Limited Edition Prints
High quality limited edition A2/A3 prints of most of the work on the website are for sale and priced at $250 plus postage and packing – $18 for UK, $35 rest of world. Please call/email to order.
Martin generally paints bygone eras bringing scenes to life on canvas. He prefers to paint more classic or vintage scenes but is not limited to that. Subjects may vary from the favourite car of the customer or just a life-long ‘poster pin up’ the customer has had a passion for.
If you would like more information about commissioning an individual work, please feel free to contact us with any ideas you may have. Sizes can be anything from a small up to a 2m x 1m canvas.
Originals Paintings for Sale
Martin usually has a range of original oil on canvas paintings available for sale. As a guide, prices for classic vintage originals range from small portraits 16” x 12” at around $2050-$2750,to medium sized works, 36”x 24” from around $4100 – $5480 and a large works 48” x 39” from around $5480 upwards.
See below for some examples of his work.