David F. Allen, Local Artist
During this difficult time of social isolation, local artist David Allen has been painting and telling stories in Facebook videos. We've collected some of his delightful videos here and included a link to all of his facebook videos below. You can also take a look at his website to see a gallery of his art.
[In October of 2014 Susan Hvistendahl wrote her Historic Happenings column all about David Allen! Read that column here.]
Enjoy Some Facebook Videos by Local Artist David Allen
Click on the image below to visit David Allen's website
David Allen is a prolific artist who specializes in watercolor and acrylic media. He has taught art for over thirty years to high school students and adults. His paintings and sculptures are included in many public and private collections. Allen earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education at the University of Minnesota at Mankato. Currently, he resides in Northfield, Minnesota.
“I love to paint small towns especially those that take a unique interest in their community,” he says. “I try to capture the feelings of timelessness and tradition that these towns offer, attempting to invoke the kind of nostalgia that we all feel for the places we grew up in. It is a responsibility and a pleasure to paint something that represents the pride, history, and sense of community that these communities display. Paintings of college campuses are also a favorite of mine because they bring back the same kind of nostalgia.
“I also enjoy painting family homes, farms, and businesses. I am often commissioned to create these heirloom paintings,I am very honored that they entrust me with something so important. “I’ve always felt art should be accessible to everyone. That’s why I do the prints which allow everyone to own paintings of their hometown or college.”