Casey Allum is a full time, professional portrait artist and illustrator specialising in animal and human portraiture. She draws in pencils, inks, pastels and coloured pencils; paint in oils, acrylics and inks. Born in 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!… 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.”