Errol Allen was born on the 18th of August 1960 in Granville, St.James near Montego Bay, into a family of artists. He went to Granville All Age School until he was sixteen. From the age of six he was sketching and at the age of fifteen he began painting signs. Through meeting other artists he became interested in fine arts and began doing water colours in 1979. This is still his favourite medium although he also does pastels, oils and acrylics. Errol works with a small group of painters in which he is the leader and teacher. He has exhibited at the Chatham Hotel and the Montego Bay Parish Library. His paintings have been sold to the USA, Canada, England, Germany and Australia.