elise v allan

“Silence is so accurate”.

I am a painter currently making small abstract works in collage – using painted and printed papers and fragments of antiquarian books, Also small abstract watercolours, mixed media and medium-sized abstract oil paintings on canvas. I work with colour, bright and muted, Recent works include yellow, ochre, green, grey, cream, brown, blue, pink, red, orange white, black. Prices are affordable. I have framed and unframed work for sale and will also work to commission.

1981-82 Cyprus College of Art: Diploma of Post Graduate Studies
1974-78 Glasgow School of Art: Drawing and Painting: Diploma of Art


2008 Weekend Gallery, Hastings
2007 Blue Roses and Other Glimpses, Compass Gallery at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow
2005 Alexander Clayton Art, Stratford-upon-Avon
2004 An Empty Room (And Other Quiet Places), Auld Kirk Museum, Kirkintilloch
2001 Light Cast, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington
2000 Light’s Ingresses, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
1997 Recent Paintings, Aldessan Gallery, Clachan of Campsie
1997 The Ghost of A Traveller, 18 King Street, Glasgow
1995 The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
1993 Artist of the Month, Glasgow Print Studio, The Original Print Shop, Glasgow
1991 Heaven Moves Quickly, Open Circle, Hillhead Library, Glasgow
1991 Strawberries At My Feet, WASPS Gallery, Glasgow (Mayfest)
1990 I Beat the Drum and the Lion Swayed, Shelter Gallery, Glasgow
1988 Tron Theatre Bar (with Compass Gallery) Glasgow
1983 Corners Gallery, Glasgow
1981 Underground Gallery, Glasgow


2011 Elise V Allan, Susan Roan and Jessica Wolfson, Recent Work, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
1989 Marie Barbour and Elise V Allan, Glasgow Print Studio Gallery, Glasgow


Exhibiting regularly since 1979

Open exhibitions include Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Glasgow Institute, Paisley Art Institute, Inverclyde Biennial, Aberdeen Artists, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London.

Regular participation in Glasgow Print Studio Exhibitions including Self Portrait/Alter Ego which travelled to Iceland (1992)

Galleries include Falle Fine Art, St Helier, Jersey (2008); Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow (2005-2008); The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton (1999); Belgrave Gallery, London (1998); Blackheath Gallery, London (1997, 2000); Compass Gallery, Glasgow.

Involvement in many Artist Run Initiatives and several theme exhibitions.

Participated in Meta Métier at Parsons School of Design, Mew York (2001). Exhibited in Consument Art, Nurnberg Germany (1993) and Kyklos Gallery, Cyprus (1982).


1994 Paisley Art Institute: Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Eton Prize
1983 The Scottish Arts Council Young Artists Bursary (travelled in Italy for three months)


1992- 01 Part time tutor, Kilmardinny Arts Centre, Leisure Classes
1995 8 Artist Master Classes, Strathclyde Regional Council Schools, Renfrew and Lanark Divisions
1994-01 Part time tutor, Cardonald College
1990-97 Part time tutor, Glasgow School of Art, Saturday Morning Classes
1990-95 Visiting Lecturer, Glasgow School of Art, Printed and Knitted Textiles Department
1992,97 Co-founder of STUDIO 19: Life Drawing Resource for Artists
1987-92 Part time tutor, Glasgow Arts Centre
1979-81 Art Therapist (Part time) Acorn Street Psychiatric Day Unit, Glasgow
1978-79 Art Therapist: Stobhill Psychiatric Unit, Glasgow


1993- Part time lecturer, Glasgow School of Art, (Department of Visual Communication)
1999- Part time lecturer, Strathclyde University


1994 Paisley Art Institute
1984 Society of Scottish Artists


1989 Edition of Screenprints published by Glasgow Print Studio.


2005 – 2009 Director of Project Ability