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Bob Allan
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space Nebraska based artist Bob Allan was born and raised in the Midwest, an influence visible in his fearless fusion of industrial materials and in the strong earthen colors of his color palette.

To date, his resume reads merchant seaman, longshoreman, truck driver, photographer for the U.S. Army, art director, film maker, pastor and school teacher.

Due to a recent, since resolved battle with blindness, Bob has a renewed appreciation for his natural talent in the visual arts.His weakened eyesight, rather than burdening the artist, has contributed to the unique, abstracted way in which he views and depicts the world.

Bob’s work exudes physicality.He alternatively excavates and constructs forms to create a complex topography across the surfaces of his works that effectively project light and shadow.His confident and often surprising combinations of various materials, textures, patterns, shapes and colors are reflective of his own fascinating multi-layered biography.

According to Bob, creativity is like a puzzle, the solution to which falls secondary to the means to get there.In his own words, “The act of creativity is much more important than the finished work.”This drives him to believe that many of his paintings are never finished but rather simply await another design intervention.
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Bob Allan - Hobart's Circus
"Hobart's Circus"

Bob Allan - One for the Road
"One for the Road"

Bob Allan - East of  Eden
"East of Eden"

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Bob Allan - Red Dawn
"Red Dawn"

Bob Allan - Timbuktu
"Timbuktu"

Bob Allan - Requiem
"Requiem"

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Bob Allan - Time Is On My Side
"Time Is On My Side"

Bob Allan - An Excellent Adventure
"An Excellent Adventure"

Bob Allan - Crossroads
"Crossroads"

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Bob Allan - Life In The Fast Lane
"Life In The Fast Lane"

Bob Allan - The Fire Falls
"The Fire Falls"

Bob Allan - All Things Must Pass
"All Things Must Pass"

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Bob Allan - The Message
"The Message"

Bob Allan - Passages
"Passages"

Bob Allan - Tsunami
"Tsunami"

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Bob Allan - Distant Shore
"Distant Shore"

Bob Allan - The Searchers
"The Searchers"

Bob Allan - A Light in the Forest
"A Light in the Forest"

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Bob Allan - New Beginnings
"New Beginnings"

Bob Allan - Rules of Engagement
"Rules of Engagement"

Bob Allan - Standing Room Only
"Standing Room Only"

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Bob Allan - Homeland
"Homeland"

Bob Allan - Chain Reaction
"Chain Reaction"

Bob Allan - Jay's World
"Jay's World"

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Bob Allan - Friday Night at Bernies
"Friday Night at Bernies"

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Bob Allan - From Pillar to Post
"From Pillar to Post"

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Bob Allan - California Dreaming
"California Dreaming"

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Bob Allan - When Worlds Collide
"When Worlds Collide"

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Bob Allan - May You Stay Forever Young
"May You Stay Forever Young"

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Bob Allan - Stairway to Heaven
"Stairway to Heaven"

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Bob Allan - Shadow Land
"Shadow Land"

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Bob Allan - The Lonely Crowd
"The Lonely Crowd"

Bob Allan - Moon over Seattle
"Moon over Seattle"

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Please email the gallery to view more works by Bob Allan.

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