DE Allen started taking drawing classes at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle about 2010. After moving to Edmonds he continued art classes at Cole Gallery, Edmonds Community College and directly from local artists, including extensive mentoring from Angela Bandurka. He started painting in Pastels in 2018, moving to Acrylics in 2020. He spent nearly all his time during the pandemic lockdown painting and taking zoom classes.
Member of National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, American Impressionist Society, Northwest Pastel Society, and Artist’s Connect in Edmonds, Washington.