Allen Randall’s passion for art was first sparked during the tumultuous 1960’s when Andy Warhol and Peter Max were breaking onto the pop-art scene. During those years Allen experimented with acrylics, watercolors, pencil, sculpture and mixed-media. He also developed a deep passion for photography.
In 2010 a long dormant youthful artistic impulse was unexpectedly rekindled in Allen’s life when the Rushing Academy of Fine Art moved from North Park to its new Normal Heights location on Adams Avenue. Visiting the studio and meeting Andrea Rushing was all it took to stimulate Allen’s dormant creative juices and get him to begin taking lessons.
Diving into the artistic deep end, Allen tackled portraiture first thing, reflecting his love for people and their infinitely unique faces and expressions. His photos reflect the beauty he finds in nature and in the common objects which adorn our everyday world.
Allen’s paintings and photographic prints are meant to enliven and enlighten the minds and souls of everyone encountering them. This goal reflects the core guiding principle of Allen Randall’s work: the essential purpose of art is to refresh and uplift the soul.