Steve Allen is a native of the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor MI. area. Painting and wallpapering was his main occupation and he had his own business,Allen Painting and Wallpapering, for 30 years.
At the age of 55 he decided to put paint and brush to canvas and found a new joy in life. Steve spent every summer of his childhood on
Beaver Island, MI. where his family owned a resort. The island has provided inspiration for much of his art work. It also happened to be
the place where he met his wife, Karen, to whom he has been married to for 37 years. His daughter, Stephanie, also lives in Ypsilanti, MI.
and his son, Bennett, and daughter-in-law, Erin, live in Del Mar, CA.
The name "RENO" under which he paints is Steve's childhood nick-name he inherited from the former Tonight Show host, Steve [a-reno] Allen.
UPCOMING EVENTS - 2016:
Riverside 12th Annual
The Riverside Arts Center
76 N. Huron St.,
Ypsilanti, MI. 48197