Richard Allen

Sebago, Maine
Richard Allen Artist resume statement September 2020 I have been involved in art for much of my life. As a child I found drawing and painting to be among my favorite pastimes. I attended the University of Vermont as an undergraduate student and graduated in 1965 with a degree in History. But during my senior year, I elected to take some art courses including a painting class and a class in 20th century art history. These classes rekindled my interest in creative art making that had been somewhat dormant during my high school and early college years. Following graduation, I studied studio art at the Art Students League in New York for five years. From 1973 to my retirement in 2008 I was a studio art teacher in three secondary boarding schools: Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, Massachusetts, the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia and the Tilton School in Tilton, New Hampshire. Since my retirement from teaching in June, 2008, I have been working as a full-time artist in my studio in Sebago, Maine. I have exhibited work in a number of local New England venues and galleries. A partial list includes McGowan Fine Arts in Concord, NH, the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH, the Stadler Gallery in Kingfield, Maine, the Mugar Gallery at Colby Sawyer College, Depot Square Gallery in Lexington, Massachusetts, the New Hampshire Art Association, the Cambridge Art Association and the Newton Free Library in Newton, Massachusetts. I exhibited two pieces in the Yarmouth show in 2018. My paintings are in private collections in New England. In the 1980s I was a participating member of the Depot Square Gallery, a cooperative gallery in Lexington, Massachusetts, and I am a former member of the New Hampshire Art Association and the Cambridge Art Association. For the past four years I have been a member and exhibiting artist at Gallery 302 in Bridgton, Maine.