Professor Ricky Allman, MFA

Professor Ricky Allman
  • University of Missouri–Kansas City
  • Rhode Island School of Design
I don't want to look at something if it isn't aesthetically intriguing. And secondly, it also has to resonate on a level that goes beyond fads or trends–there has to be something elementally human for someone to respond to a work of art 10, 50 or 500 years after it was made.

Ricky Allman is a Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC). He received a bachelor of fine arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a master of fine arts with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Mr. Allman’s paintings often appear as landscapes, cityscapes, and psychological landscapes. Utilizing the geographic features from his childhood in the Rocky Mountains, modernist architecture, and gestural abstraction in his work, he presents an indefinite future—a complicated and frenetic world of colliding forms often in the moment of origination.

Mr. Allman’s work has been exhibited internationally in Denmark, England, France, Belgium, Scotland, Morocco, Paraguay, and New Zealand. In the United States, his work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, and other cities. Mr. Allman’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Vice, Harvard Business Review, Harper’s Magazine, The Kansas City Star, Juxtapoz magazine, and Wallpaper*/i> magazine.

Mr. Allman is the recipient of a UMKC Trustees Faculty Scholar Award, a UMKC Faculty Research Grant, a University of Missouri System Research Board grant, a Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award, and a Studios Inc residency.


5 Courses and Sets

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5 Courses and Sets

  1. How to Paint Sale

    How to Paint

    Ricky Allman
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    How to Paint immerses you in the painting process from start to finish, with step-by-step demonstrations in every lesson. Professor Allman’s years of experience as an artist and teacher enable him to provide the perfect introduction to an immense artistic tradition, infusing each session with passion and humor, so even the most technical and traditional methods become fun and approachable under his guidance.
  2. (SET) The Complete Painter & How to Paint Set on sale

    (SET) The Complete Painter & How to Paint

    Ricky Allman
    Save up to $594.90 Starting at $45.00 $654.90 $45.00$654.90
    Transform yourself into a master painter with help from these two practice, in-depth painting courses. First, in The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters, learn the fundamentals of oil painting using the same steps taught at the best art schools around the country. Then, in How to Paint, discover even more helpful painting tips and techniques with step-by-step demonstrations from a seasoned artist and teacher.
  3. (Set) How to Paint & How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals Set

    (Set) How to Paint & How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Open your eyes to the world of colors with this illuminating two-course set. Get an insider’s look at techniques, methods, and approaches that will elevate your skills with How to Paint. Then, get everything you need to know about the science of color and its impact on all aspects of human experience with How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals.
  4. (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & How to Paint Set

    (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & How to Paint

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Whether you’re a novice or an expert, hone your painting skills with this two-course set that shows you how to master the principles of visual design and painting for your next canvas. Take a deep and detailed look at the principles and skills of visual literacy that teaches you how to see and evaluate everything from line to space to texture to color in Visual Literacy Skills: How to See. Follow that up with...
  5. (SET) The Instant Sommelier & How to Paint Set

    (SET) The Instant Sommelier & How to Paint

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $344.90 Starting at $344.90 $389.90 $344.90$389.90
    Stay in and host your own wine and painting party with help from this two-course set that brings together The Instant Sommelier: Choosing Your Best Wine with How to Paint. In the first course, let a wine expert teach you the vocabulary you need in order to speak intelligently about wine when it comes to finding bottles you’ll love. And in the second course, learn how to develop the visual skills and muscle memory...