Allen Clapp

Allen Clapp was trained in his youth as a landscape painter using oils. In the early 1960s, Allen studied under Joe Cox and George Bireline at the NCSU School of Design and fell in love with abstract painting and with the versatility of acrylics.

Allen is an instructor in the START (Stop Thinking Art is Really Tough) program sponsored by Jerry's Artarama ( He is owner of Clapp Art Studios ( and is also one of the owners of the Tipping Paint Art Gallery (, both in Raleigh, NC.