Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Allan Chow’s creative journey began when he moved to the States as a teenager. Inspired by his Malaysian and American culture, Allan’s natural instincts as a painter is manifested through his exuberant colors, bold paint strokes and irresistible textures that set him apart from his peers and made his paintings one of the most preferred and collected in the country today. Allan paints with a palette knife, applying thick impasto in brilliant colors found only in dreams. Represented by Prairiebrooke Art Gallery in Overland Park, KS. Allan has established a national following with his sophisticated style and obvious passion for painting. His original paintings and prints belong to prestigious Kansas City-area collections such as H&R Block; the Kansas City Chiefs; the Kansas City Royals; BKD; Lewis, Rice and Fingersh Law Firm; the Overland Park Convention Center; the University of Kansas Medical Center; University of Missouri-Kansas City; Russell Stover Candies; and the Kauffman Foundation. His work hangs in private collections in Kansas City, Seattle, California, Oregon, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Allan has received awards from the Societies of Illustrators of Los Angeles, New York and Korea, and he has been featured in the Kansas City Star.