Tim Allen has travelled extensively throughout Australia over the years to paint and draw the diverse and changing landscape. He has produced works largely created en plein air in Braidwood, Bathurst and the Blue Mountains.
Tim Allen was a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2010 and was voted Winner of the Peoples Choice Award. He was also a finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2006, 2009 and again in 2012. In 2007 he was a finalist in the Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW. In 2008 he was Artist in Residence at the Arthur Boyd Studio for the Bundanoon Trust and in 2009 was invited to exhibit in the Kedumba Drawing Award. In 2012 he was a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize.