Steven Allen is a freelance illustrator and printmaker, originally from Wolverhampton but currently based in Derbyshire.
Coming from a background in Animation, Steven has always been fascinated with the human form and it's characteristics. Steven focuses primarily on expressions and the portrayal of the individual, observing and studying mannerisms, features and their situations. He draws from both life experiences and his imagination when composing his illustrations.
Steven would describe his work as a cross between caricature and portraiture. Understanding the essence of the character, injecting a little humour and slightly exaggerating elements, he strikes a balance between realism and the surreal.
Steven takes enjoyment from the whimsical and bizarre and delights in seeing others' reactions to his comical take on the everyday.
Steven also has an active role in the organisation of Green Door Printmaking Studio, an open access printmaking community based at Banks Mill Studios, where he also produces his work.