Allen Montague

Allen Montague is a native North Carolinian who began his creative career at age 13, when he designed and received his first patent. From a young teenager through his early twenties, Allenís passion was music. His college years consisted of majoring in business and marketing. He continued his love for design by starting his own clothing accessory line. This interest in color and design was an easy segues into paints and canvas. He began his art career and has never looked back. Two yeas after becoming a self-taught fine art painter his work was being catalogued by the International Art Auction House of Sothebyís in New York. Soon after, Allen began to produce not only fine art originals, but published hundreds of limited and open edition prints. To meet the demand for his work, he opened several art galleries. For the next seventeen plus years Allen painted, published, and continued to design and invent. Allen taught himself to finger paint in the style of French impressionists. Allen hosted and produced " The Southern Palette" televison show for seven years and just published his first book "Monets to Bearnaise." Over the years, Allen has shared his talents, love of people, and art where viewers could actually paint along with him, no matter what their experience level.

Allen is a National Lifetime Artist for Ducks Unlimited and a principle fund-raiser and artist for many charity organizations including MS, Child Advocacy, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association. Allen has also taken his finger painting easel and paints into hospitals so that adults and children can participate. These events lift spirits and self-esteem, often at a critical time in many of these patientsí lives.

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