Harold Allanson, SFCA, TWSA, holds a
life-long interest in drawing and painting, but didnít express his
talent fully until he took an early retirement. He then seriously delved
into his initial chosen interests, drawing and painting, and hasnít
Much of Haroldís stimulation comes from the area in
which he lives: the inspiring scenery of the West Coast of British
Columbia. His realistic watercolours depict boats and the people
connected to them, the aged, battered tugs that still provide substance
for skipper and crew, and the older fishing boats that are quickly
disappearing, along with the fish they catch. Harold is motivated to
paint the past, and to capture the images of a quickly vanishing
But the artistís interests are not just limited to
boats: he is just as likely to produce paintings of people, flowers or
any other subject that might strike his fancy.
Harold's paintings are bold, realistic works often
expressed in strong colours, revealing water reflections late in the
day, early morning sunlight or deep shadows; the sort of painting that
will catch the viewerís eye from a distance.
Harold paints for his own personal enjoyment and hopes
others will find pleasure from his work as well.