Hale Allen grew up on a mountaintop farm in New Jersey, where he developed his love for art,
wildlife and the natural world. While earning a Bachelors of Science in botany from the University
of Delaware, he studied with sculptor Joe Moss, landscape architect Ted Browning, and later
mentored with landscape architect John Charles Smith in New Jersey.
The following four years, Hale studied with master oil painter James McGinley at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts and graduated from Pennsylvania School of the Fine Arts, receiving a Masters in painting.
As a landscape designer, Hale Allen merges a plant massing garden style with classical and modernistic structural lines of outdoor architectural elements to make up his custom landscape design aesthetic. His list of clients includes the actor Avery Brooks and the Giants’ David Diehl, and he has worked with many designers and architects including esteemed architect Allan Shope of Shope, Reno, Wharton.
As a painter, Hale Allen is represented by Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. He has had solo shows in Connecticut, New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Canada. His work has been published in Harper’s magazine, selected by New American Paintings in 5 issues, and collected by PJ and Tina O’Rourke.
Interestingly, selected images of his most recent work will be included in a new book, “Making Abstract Art”, authored by Dean Nimmer and published by Random House, due out November 2013.
Hale Allen lives and works in Philadelphia with his wife, Alexa and their daughter, Alba. He also lives in Newfoundland, where he enjoys spending time with whales and dolphins, painting, writing music, hiking, photography and kayaking.