Allan Chow has built a daring body of work for nearly two decades. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Allan's creative journey began when he moved to the States as a teenager. Inspired by his Malaysian and American culture, Chow's natural instincts as a painter are manifested through his exuberant colors, bold paint strokes and irresistible textures. Allan paints with a palette knife, applying thick impasto in brilliant colors found only in dreams. These attributes set him apart from his peers and make his paintings some of the most preferred and collected works today.
His sophisticated style and obvious passion for painting has helped him establish a global following. Allan Chow's original paintings 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, Overland Park Convention Center, 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. Chow is an alumni of the Kansas City Art Institute and has received awards from the Societies of Illustrators of Los Angeles, New York and Korea, and has been featured in the Kansas City Star, The Artist’s Magazine and International Artist Magazine.