Casey Allum is a full time professional artist hailing from the Langdale Valley (Cumbria) and specialises in realistic animal portraiture. She primarily draws in graphite pencil but likes to use a range of media to achieve her intended result.
“My love of art was apparent right from the start, I was guaranteed to sit quietly when given a pencil and a piece of paper. I was always drawing!… My graphite pencil portraits draw attention to the negative space and light surrounding the subject which is so often discarded; this space is important to help the subject breathe and ultimately draws the eye to the detail in the portrait rather than the overall sometimes complicated composition. I pay close attention to the finer details in my work, construction, form and texture, being able to perfectly describe a subject with a pencil line; that’s truly where my passion lies.”