"There is a story from Sight and Insight by Alexander Eliot about a Chinese painter who, after completing his masterwork, painted a door on it, walked through, and was never again seen. It is this spirit of involvement with a work of art that I try to access. I am intrigued and motivated by the process of doing art, watching the piece unfold by degrees while striving to include only that which is essential, endeavoring to create spaces that I would like to be in."

--Allan Servoss

 

Allan has been working as a professional artist since 1978 and has exhibited his drawings and paintings in national and regional juried exhibits, galleries, museums and colleges from coast to coast. He has also conducted workshops across the country from Washington D.C. to San diego. He has been invited twice to teach a workshop for the Colored Pencil Society of America at their internaional exhibition, most recently in 2010. Allan has also been featured in American Artist, The Artist's Magazine and International Artist magazine. He has also had his work featured in fifteen books in addition to illustrating several books and is featured in "Artists Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft" published by Centipede Press.. He is ten year signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America.

Allan's work was the subject of an article titled COLORED PENCIL IMPROVISATION in the January 2006 issue of AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE and his work was also featured in the Winter 2005 issue of AMERICAN ARTIST/DRAWING MAGAZINE. He has also been published in THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE and THE INTERNATIONAL ARTIST'S MAGAZINE and PRATIQUE DES ART, 2011 and the following books:

THE COMPLETE COLORED PENCIL by Bernard Poulin
THE BEST OF COLORED PENCIL, VOLS. 1,2,3,4 and 5 edited by Vera Curnow
THE CREATIVE COLORED PENCIL by Vera Curnow
EXPLORING COLORED PENCIL by Sandra D’Angelo
DISCOVERING DRAWING by Ted Rose
COLORED PENCIL EXPLORATIONS by Janie Gildow
BEST OF ARTISTS-DRAWING 2010
SIGNATURE SHOWCASE CPSA 2010
CP TREASURES 2012, edited by Ann Kullberg

 

 

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