Born in Hamilton Ontario, Allan Simpson has lived in Hanover for the most part since 1968. Pursuant to extensive travel in Europe and teaching experiences in France as well as in Hanover, he has explored many themes in his paintings.
A self-taught artist, he specializes in oils and acrylics, painting mostly on stretched canvas. His art has been on display at the Hanover Public Library continually since 1999 as well as in the halls of the Hanover Civic Hall, the P&H Centre, and the Medical Centre.
He has entered works in the Walkerton Juried Art Exhibitions and received several awards over the past six years. He was represented recently in the Convergence Juried Art Exhibition at Owen Sound’s Tom Thomson Gallery, the Meaford Town Hall, Southampton Art School, and the Wellington County Museum. He also had a one man show recently at the Durham Art Gallery.
His studies at the University of Toronto focused on French and Russian and modern History. Post-graduate studies were pursued at the Sorbonne in Paris in preparation for a career in education at the secondary level.
He is married to wife Diana. They have raised a family, one daughter, Daphne, and one son, Neil, and are happy now to have six grand-children. Widely travelled in Europe and North America, they still look forward to many future trips.