Allen does not let anything stop him. Despite suffering from disabilities and limited financial opportunities, Allen wholly devotes himself to his artwork.Allen describes that his motivation to create work is to “keep busy and make people happy.”
Allen has worked in clay, screen printing, paper, and stained glass. He chooses to create most of his work out of paper because it is inexpensive. He explains,
"You don’t mind if you mess it up. If you do, then you just crumple it up and get a new piece of paper."
Allen’s artwork takes incredible patience and vision. A single piece can take several days for him to create. His reason for selling work through ArtLifting is to share his vision. He says,