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 draw in pencils, inks, pastels and coloured pencils; paint in oils, acrylics and inks.
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 where I was a manager for an Antique, Reclamation Centre and Art Gallery.
Five years quickly passed and it was then I decided to take a leap and become a full time artist.
I’ve now been self employed for three years and have moved away from The Lakes to be with my partner, building our little family in The Peak District.
I now have a full range of art cards and limited edition (1/60) giclee prints which are all beautifully produced to the highest standard possible, all framed in matching solid oak frames with double white mounts.
You can find my prints and art cards in a selection of galleries throughout the UK, simply head to my Stockists page to find your nearest gallery.
Alternatively you can purchase all of my available prints and art cards via my Etsy shop.
I work from my lovely home studio producing Commissions for my ever growing customer base and working with companies and writers to produce beautiful Illustrations for books, products and advertising.
“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.”