Allen Williams (b.1965) is an award winning illustrator, concept designer and fine artist. From a young age a pencil and paper were an escape and refuge for Allen. Now nationally and internationally known, for over 25 years Allen has applied his talents to everything from illustration for gaming companies and book covers, to concept work for major motion pictures and television. His vision for such projects ranges from illustration to concept work and creature and character designs.
His personal work has a strong basis in reality but always flows into other worldly aspects. He primarily works in graphite, gouache and oils. Multilayered images arise in his work in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. Allen’s drawings directly respond to his surrounding environment and he uses everyday experiences and
objects as a starting point for many of his pieces. Often these are framed instances and objects that would go unnoticed in their original context. By choosing mainly formal solutions, Allen tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels; these are meant to incite the viewer to make new personal associations within his work. His work can be seen online or in galleries across the United States, Europe and Asia.
Further exploring his creative side, his first book titled “The Witches' Kitchen” that he both illustrated and wrote was published by Little Brown Books in 2010 with a German edition released in 2014.
Allen currently lives on the Gulf Coast with his wife, two children and dog. He is available for contract work, concept work and gallery showings.
A partial client list includes…
Guillermo del Toro
Barnes and Noble
Little Brown Publishing
"Entire worlds flow from Allen Williams' pencil and brush. Creatures and characters more twisted and full of humanity than our imagination dares to conjure. He is an incredible draughtsman and a true original mind." - Guillermo Del Toro
"I love his ability to know just when to push and
pull edges - creating images that are both
detailed and highly ethereal. He's one of those
painters that I wish I could step into their eyes
and see the world as they see it."
- Irene Gallo