Allen Tortice is one of the most collected Northern painters in the UK today. Born into a mining family, Allen grew up in the industrial landscapes he shows us all today. Through his paintings and watercolours, we can learn a lot about his life, which also saw him serve as an excellent marksman for the army. Since 1987 Allen has maintained a serious focus on his art. With his style of paintings depicting Lowry-esque industrial and nostalgic scenes, his works have excelled him to almost legndary status over the past year. Allen has had a number of one-man exhibitions around the country, and his work has now been featured on television.