Allen Affolter moved to Indiana in 1980 as a hired hand on a dairy farm. He left the farm but loved the area and made Indiana his home, where he still resides with his wife and two children. Allen has professional artists on both sides of his family so inspiration was plentiful. He specializes in pencil, pen and ink and watercolor and characterizes his work as "illustration".
“I love the challenge of capturing the moment, the action, the mood, or the personality of the character. Hopefully that’s what you see in my art.”