Allen Lund, owner and primary artist of ‘Lunds Fine Art,’ grew up enjoying the Wasatch Mountain Foothills throughout his childhood in Utah. He developed an early sensitivity to the incredible bounty and variety in the natural beauty of his home and environment. From the time he could hold a crayon until the age of 14, Lund developed his painting abilities and design under the tutelage of his mother and father; both professional artists. However, he didn’t pursue painting professionally until age 25. Within a few years of fine-tuning his craft and devoting his life to painting full time, he could scarcely able to keep up with the sudden demand for his work.
As you can see in the detail of his work, Lund’s favorite seasons are autumn, winter, and spring. His paintings give spectators’ the distinct sensory impressions beyond the visual. Viewers can feel humidity, stillness or movement of the air, ambient temperature, and much more. His work provokes a sense of fleeting perceptions like the scent of pine in the air, or the musical murmur of water cascading in a secluded mountain brook. Lund selects subjects from his own experiences with local scenery and uses them to create an emotional resonance of a place and its atmosphere.
Lund insists on first-rate craftsmanship in every step of creating a painting. He uses only the finest stretch linen and the highest quality archival grounds and pigments. Each painting is started with a fresh palette and a fresh attitude. Of his penchant to paint Utah scenes, Lund has said ‘Utah has the most beautiful and diverse landscape I’ve ever seen.Living here, I’m always thoroughly inspired.’
For the first 25 years of his career, Lund has traveled around the country participating in high-end art shows, where he gained hundreds of dedicated clients who love his multi-faceted, passion-filled work and built friendships with other well-known artists. In 2015, Lund felt it was time to fulfill his childhood dream of opening an art gallery. He expanded his dream by inviting other professional artists from his family and friends into the gallery to make ‘Lunds Fine Art’ a unique and intimate experience by offering a diverse collection for this region.
Allen wanted Lunds Fine Art to be an interactive art ‘Studio-Gallery’ where the public can engage in the creative process from start to finish, and he has done just that! Not only is the gallery captivating visually and full of true beauty and authenticity, people are also drawn to Allen’s perspective, sense of humor and easy-going demeanor. Watch Allen working on his latest masterpiece Wednesday through Saturday, it’s quite a memorable and inspiring experience for all ages.