I, K.C. (Ted) Swindon am a retired businessman, and I am now a passionate wildlife photographer, as well as a wildlife art collector.
I first met Allen a few years ago at the Hilton Arts Festival, where I bought my very first Bronze Leopard piece.
I have since that first meeting, had a great admiration for his abilities as a sculptor and artist.
He has an exceptional knowledge of animals and their behaviour, having been involved in wildlife conservation in his early life.
This has stood him in good stead to capture his work from a very different perspective, as animal behaviour is such an integral part of capturing your subject, and Allen has mastered this art!
I am the proud owner of a number of Allen’s magnificent works, which include a beautiful leopard, elephant, a magnificent black rhino, and owl and many smaller pieces.
My latest addition of the Caracal, is a masterpiece! I congratulate you Allen, on a truly beautiful work of quality once again. It is a truly magnificent piece, and I am very proud to have this piece displayed in my home. Your service and quality of work is simply awesome and I am a very proud owner of this new piece.
Congratulations on this masterpiece, and I am sure that it will attract a lot of interest amongst bronze collectors across the country and continent.
Congratulations and thank you!
K.C. (Ted) Swindon
On behalf of the Board of the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project and especially Lucy, I would like to both acknowledge and thank you for your immense efforts in firstly portraying this iconic species with such beauty, but then also making your talent and time available to the Project with the production of three life size, eight medium and three bonsai sculptures for fund raising purposes from which the project made in excess of R400 000. This contribution is immense and has enabled the Project to grow beyond its deliverables to conservation funders and national stakeholders, through in no small measure to your colossal endeavours on this Projects behalf. What is of special significance to the Project is that these funds are not ring fenced as to how they may be utilised by the Project, which assists to fund those not so sexy but essential management and administration cost areas not always seen as areas that donors want their funds to be allocated towards. So once again, so many thanks for your kindness and generosity.
Alan Hallett ability to create bronzes has been of interest to my wife and I since we first discovered him during a trip to the midlands. I have been collecting pieces of his since 1995 starting with a life size leopard on a tree branch with her cubs climbing up, this started my interest in his unique ability to create life size and smaller pieces to exactly replicate the animal he is portraying. We have 17 of his pieces to date ranging from the leopard to a small eagle, buffalo, wild dogs (our particular favourite) birds including an amazing blue crane, warthogs, etc.
We have also given Alan’s work to overseas directors who have retired from SA Eagle insurance where I was deputy managing director, feeling that it was a perfect gift of African art work, and we were proud to be able to give pieces by a renowned African Artist. Should anyone feel they wish to see his works in Johannesburg please feel free to contact Jenny Hallett for our details.
I wanted to write formally to say a big thank you from all of us for your tremendous support. We were delighted that your otter sold and I know that it has gone to a very good home!
The Trout Sculpture has arrived and I am delighted with it! Thank you very much.
Thank you for the information on the bigger sculptures. I will keep this information and will revert back to you should I decide to commission a similar size sculpture.
Pumba was received and unpacked just yesterday. We are still trying to come to terms with owning such a magnificent work of art!
He was in perfect condition and the whole house has been reassembled two or three times already to find the perfect home for him. Thank you so much, he is everything we hoped for and more. He also brings back memories of our first ever bush experience with you both. Never to be forgotten. Thanks a million.
Our Leopard is here! Thank you so much for the wonderful addition to our collection.
It gives me great personal satisfaction to write a reference for Allen Hallett. Allen and his wife have been friends of my wife and myself for some sixteen years, during which time we have collected 22 limited edition wildlife sculptures which he has created. During some 20 years working in Southern Africa, and with the close affinity for South African wildlife, I can honestly say that I have never seen any work by other sculptors which so consistently capture the movement and nuances of wildlife with such realism and detail.
Allen’s early career as a Game Ranger obviously provides him with a fantastic grounding when it comes to depicting African wildlife, but he also has the ability to capture and create similar realism detail and patina in other subjects. He has also undertaken corporate commissions for very large South African companies – some of which have been life size sculptures. In addition his bronzes have been included and sold in the Christies & David Shepard Wildlife Auctions in London. My wife and I are now retired and back in Australia and being surrounded by Allen’s work is a constant joy to us, an a reminder of our life in Africa. His bronzes are most admired by all our friends, some of whom have purchased limited editions and had them shipped to Australia.
I am delighted to have finally found a sculpture (Leopard’s Rock sculpture) that is both accurate and magnificent!
Take care, and again thanks, you are a master in your art form!
Your art – now ours has arrived, and we are beyond excited, we are thrilled! What a beautiful gift you have Allen, thank you! Jenny for all your organization in getting it to us, we appreciate it, thank you.
You have very grateful clients,
I just received my Fish Eagle about an hour ago…
Guys …. I am over the moon with JOY to received such a wonderful crafted ART.
Thank you VERY much and look forward to my Rhino arriving now……YIPEEEEE.
Duma has arrived and jumped out of the packaging-thank you sooo much!
He has found his pride and place and provides us with ongoing pleasure for which we thank you.
Totally overwhelmed in appreciation- thank you.
Lorraine and I want to tell you how delighted we are with the result of the sculpture of the Cheetah, which we commissioned you to do, and which has just been completed. Your attention to detail is exceptional, and the finished product is one we are very proud to have in our home. It has been a pleasure dealing with you and Jenny, and you made a special effort to rush everything to fit in with our plans. Thank you again.
You can be very proud of your talents. Your work is superb!
I am very happy to support your work and proud to have those which I have bought in my home.
The Hoopoe has been delivered and is absolutely superb !! Your work is amazing and the van Wouws are heading for the garage !!
Thank you both so very much .
We have received our wonderful `Rockfig’ Leopard. He has arrived safely and has been given `pride of place’ at Lynderswood. He is beautiful and each time we look at him (which is very frequently), our thoughts return to South Africa.
Allen, we are truly delighted. It is a magnificent bronze and we are proud to have him.
You are a very talented sculptor.
Once again, Allen, thank you so very much, we are very thrilled with him.
He arrived a few hours ago, absolutely perfect in every way. Never have I received something so securely wrapped and crated.
The piece, itself, is all that I could have hoped for, and more! Mr Hallett is truly an exceptional talent. I had hoped for such as this since childhood, and will derive much pleasure from it for the rest of my life. Thank you.