Allen Donnelly

I’m an artist and writer living in Kirkby Stephen.

After studying art at G.C.S.E I managed to not pick up a brush at all for about twenty years. Then I needed a cover for a self-published novel and thought “How hard could it be?” Really quite difficult, it turned out, and my first attempts were terrible, but a love of art had been rekindled and I was hooked.

Now I’ve taught myself to not be dreadful I can typically be found painting with acrylics and, on occasion, watercolours.

Most of my inspiration comes from the wildlife and scenery of the Eden Valley around Kirkby Stephen, as well as popular culture and whatever else catches my easily distracted eye.

For more, check out my website.

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All images ©Allen Donnelly