Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Allan Chow resides in Kansas City, Missouri, where he received his BFA in Illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute. While apprenticed to an illustrator/painter, Allan learned new painting techniques but more importantly, became inspired to pursue a career as a fine artist. Allan’s earliest work features cityscapes and landscapes from his native country.
Allan paints with a palette knife, applying thick impasto in brilliant colors. His emotions and passions pour through his spontaneous yet controlled brushstrokes, creating a three-dimensional experience for his audiences. During his exhibitions, viewers find it difficult to resist the temptation to touch his paintings. Allan has established a national following with his sophisticated style and obvious passion for painting.
Allan’s original paintings and prints belong to prestigious Kansas City-area collections such as H&R Block; the Kansas City Royals; BKD; Lewis, Rice and Fingersh Law Firm; the Overland Park Convention Center; the University of Kansas Medical Center; University of Missouri-Kansas City; Russell Stover Candies; and the Kauffman Foundation. His work hangs in private collections in Kansas City, Seattle, California, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Allan has received awards from the Societies of Illustrators of Los Angeles, New York and Korea, and he has been featured in the Kansas City Star, The Artist’s Magazine, Living the Artist’s Life by Paul Dorrell and Visitation Church: A Century of Faith.