About the Artist
D. Ryan Allen is an eclectic, passionate and creative artist and writer.
He works in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpting, stained glass and mixed media. His artwork and writing is a reflection of his love of horror, science fiction, fantasy and the weird. His style is also influenced by his love of old school Dungeons & Dragons, comic books, cartoons and music. There is also a hint of twisted humor thanks to an early fondness for The Muppets, Monty Python, Rat Finks, Garbage Pail Kids and the cartoons of Gahan Wilson. To read more about D. Ryan Allen, visit his About Page: http://www.dryanallen.com/about
Voted Best Local Artist in the Des Moines Cityview- Three years in a row! 2011, 2012 & 2013!
This self-proclaimed “mad scientist” of art has taken this title for the third consecutive year. We all have a darker side, a slight affinity for the sick and demented, and this guy gets that. His sci-fi/horror drawings, paintings and other works can be found on display throughout town, and readers recognize it when they see it, because he pulls in the votes year after year.