ALLAN STORER


"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties." Erich Fromm

Allan Storer paints in Cornwall, London and Wales. His work embraces abstract and figurative styles, painted in thick impasto oil, on large canvases with palette knives and squeegees. He says, "the power and texture of oil paint applied with a palette knife or squeegee, dictates that I loosen up. Chance plays a significant role."

Consistent with his postgraduate studies in psychology and surrealism, his consequent therapeutic work in the mental health and education professions, Storer's working methodology is a faith in the artistic principle of creativity, as a fundamental coping device for healthy everyday living.

The impasto palette knifed works of Sir Kyffin Williams and the squeegee paintings of Gerhard Richter influence Storer's work. In particular Richter's polemic that "almost every work of art is an analogy" appeals to his sense of what it is to be human.

"Art is making sense and giving shape to that sense. It is like the religous search for God." Gerhard Richter

"Storer's paintings are fluent, dynamic and exciting, resulting from a working method that is arduous, challenging and energetic." Charles Aston

Storer is a member of the British Federation of British Artists. He has exhibited widely in museums and public Art Galleries, including with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Hesketh Hubberd Drawing Society in the Mall Galleries, London.

His work is published in Art Magazines such as the Artist and Illustrator, and held in private and public collections around the world. Storer has been experiencing a rapidly increasing following.


Portfolio


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PORTFOLIO



"Should I Presume" 

110 x 110cm
"Avowed Intent",: 110 x 110cm

Oil on Canvas, 60 x 60cm
"Drives the Flower",: Oil on Canvas, 60 x 60cm

Oil on Canvas, 140 x 140cm
"Heart of Light 2",: Oil on Canvas, 140 x 140cm

erent", Oil on canvas, 140 x 140cm
"I Will Show Something Diff: erent", Oil on canvas, 140 x 140cm

 Oil on Canvas, 140 x 140cm
"Green", : Oil on Canvas, 140 x 140cm

Oil on Canvas, 60 x 60cm
"Roots of Being",: Oil on Canvas, 60 x 60cm


"Heydays" 

Oil on Canvas, 140x140cm
"For You Know Only Me",: Oil on Canvas, 140x140cm

Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20cm
"Oil Block (iv)",: Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20cm

, Oil on Canvas, 140 x 140cm
"A Hundred Decisions & Indecisions": , Oil on Canvas, 140 x 140cm

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