For 25 years Allan pursued a career in engineering and management. He has since been able to devote himself full time to his practice and has enjoyed working on a range of subject matter and in a variety of styles, from abstract to still life. He works mainly in oil and acrylic. Over the past several years he has focused mainly on landscapes, harbor scenes, and gardens.
A member of the cooperative Depot Square Gallery, Lexington MA for many years, Allan has exhibited in several one man and numerous group shows. He enjoys working to commission also, and his work is in many collections.