allyn howard’s whimsical world


Let’s celebrate the merry month of May with Allyn Howard’s lovely, winsome art. 🙂





Allyn is a painter living and working in Brooklyn, NY. I was immediately drawn to her pretty florals and charming animals. One can’t help but feel uplifted by her cheerful colors and playful, childlike designs.






Originally from Virginia, where she received her BFA from VCU in Communication Arts and Design, she went on to earn an MFA in Studio Art from NYU.

My work reflects my interest in the wonders of nature, often from the vantage point of small curious animals. I use water based acrylics on wood, paper and canvas, merging a decorative style with a colorful painterly one. My work is inspired by friendship, a sense of home and the discovery and sense of wonder observing the big beautiful world.





She excels in surface design; her fine detailed work lends itself well to fabrics, wallpaper, gift wrap, and a variety of personal accessories. Of course all her adorable animal friends brim with kid appeal (a selection of fine art prints, perfect for hanging in children’s rooms, is available via Oopsy Daisy).






Allyn has also been painting custom murals for over a decade, and works  as a scenic artist with designers in the film and TV business. Some of her television projects include Boardwalk Empire, The Soprano, Jack Ryan, and Sneaky Pete. A large collection of reproductions is available for rent at Picture Clear Art.






She’s done advertising work for clients such as Gap, Calvin Klein, Maybelline, Nike, Apple, and Target, and continues to work on custom painting commissions, on a series of designs for home decor, fabric companies, gifts and stationery, and more projects for the children’s market.






I love her colorful interiors!






Take a peek at her studio:







Visit Allyn’s Official Website to contact her for illustration commissions, to purchase original art, or for art licensing information. You can also find free downloadable coloring pages there. In addition to the aforementioned Oopsy Daisy for children’s prints, you can purchase notecards at teNeues Stationery, fabrics and wallpaper at Spoonflower, and more prints and products at Society 6.




Keep up with the latest at Allyn’s Instagram.







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11 thoughts on “allyn howard’s whimsical world

  1. Good morning, Jama. Every piece is a delight to see. I do love those friends sitting on a bench in front of an ice cream shop and those children out for a walk in winter. So many happy days shown here by Allyn. Thanks for a lovely Tuesday start! Wishing you a wonderful one, too!

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    1. What a small world! Didn’t realize you knew Allyn. But then, perhaps all you Brooklynites are tight. 🙂 Lots of talent in your stomping grounds!


      1. 😘😘😘 we met about seven years ago in Manhattan! We’re in the Dame critique group. 😂 But yes, we both live in Brooklyn. We used to be within walking distance of each other before Allyn moved a couple years ago..😥

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