Tony Allain has been painting for nearly four decades.
He is a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America and a
Master Pastelist of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand.
Born and raised in the Channel Islands. Moved to paint and live with the "Painters of Light" in St. Ives in Cornwall before
moving to Nelson, New Zealand.
The subjects he chooses are varied, ranging from marine and
landscapes, town and street scenes through to still life.
His painting has a brisk impressionist style, which is suited
to the use of pastels, although equally successful in oils.
Tony has exhibited extensively over the years, his work can be
found in many leading New Zealand, London and provincial galleries as well as private and corporate collections, including the
Maritime Museum Guernsey.
In 2004 received a commission for twelve paintings for the state
rooms on board the "Queen Mary 2" the new flag ship for the
He has exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Pastel Society in London.
His work is regularly featured in The Artist and Leisure Painter and the Pastel Journal. Publications include New Zealands Favourite Artists 2 by Dennis Robinson. Pratique Des Arts
"I still find every new picture exciting. I am never certain what course a painting will take, but one thing is certain it will give me a great deal of pleasure on the way. The more I discover,
the more there is left to discover."