Dory Party by artist Martin Allen
When Trump left the Whitehouse many artists were denied an opportunity to create satirical works and then Boris Johnson “stepped into the breach” and filled a huge void…
Dory Party is a reference to Dory’s and Boris Johnsons constant “forgetfulness” about many illicit drinking parties held at 10 Downing Street during ‘lockdown’ during a period when parties were ‘banned’ for most normal people.
In the movie Dory can be heard to say “Look balloons, it is a party!”.
About the artist
Martin Allen is a London based artist. Martin came to oil painting through a circuitous route, having drawn for most of his life and being largely self-taught he was eventually re-introduced to oil painting as a preferred medium to create his varied and diverse work. The methods he uses to paint are classic ones, using layered paint applications rounded off by oil glazes. These create, add depth and harmonise colours. He has shown solo numerous times at Goodwood, The Affordable Art Fair and others, been a finalist at the ‘London art Biennale 2019’, alongside various commissions including work for the BP Shipping collection, and most recently Vogue magazine.