Tom Allan has been making sculpture since 1977. He trained at Glasgow School of Art and in Carrara, Italy. He works at his studio in Gartcosh, near Glasgow, and in Carrara. He also teaches stone sculpture classes.
A regular exhibitor – and prizewinner – at the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Glasgow Institute, Visual Arts Scotland, and Paisley Art Institute, Tom’s work is in public and private collections in Britain, Europe, Australia and the Americas. He has attended international sculpture symposia in Serbia, Canada, Hungary, and Mexico, as well as organizing four events in Scotland.
Tom regularly exhibits in Scotlandart, as well as galleries in London, and in sculpture parks in Yorkshire, Leicester, the Cotswolds, and Hampshire.
He was elected MRBS (Member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors) in 2006, and PAI (Diploma of the Paisley Art Institute) in 2010. He has attended international sculpture symposia in Serbia, Canada, Hungary, and Mexico, as well as organising four events in Scotland.
Commissions include public art projects in Glasgow, Motherwell, Serbia, and Mexico. He works mainly in stone and marble, but also in wood and bronze.
“For me sculpture in stone is a passion. I see it as an expressive art form, shaping stone to convey emotion, as a painter uses colour and form. Through the stone I try to convey ideas and feelings, and to produce an emotional reaction in the viewer"