My name is Casey Allum, I’m a full time, professional portrait artist and illustrator based in The Peak District, specialising in animal and human portraiture. I was born in the Langdale Valley, Cumbria in 1985.
My love of art was apparent right from the start, I was guaranteed to sit quietly when given a pencil and a piece of paper. I was always drawing! When I finished my A-levels I moved away from Cumbria and after a few years of exploring the UK, working within prestige sales and management, I fond myself drawn back into the heart of South Cumbria
“My graphite pencil portraits draw attention to the negative space and light surrounding the subject which is so often discarded; this space is important to help the subject breathe and ultimately draws the eye to the detail in the portrait rather than the overall sometimes complicated composition.
I pay close attention to the finer details in my work, construction, form and texture, being able to perfectly describe a subject with a pencil line; that’s truly where my passion lies.”
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