The essence of Alan’s work attempts to convey the timeless spirit of the West Country, with its ever-changing moods and atmospheric scenery. The wild moors, ancient country lanes and dramatic coastline reveal an alternative to the constant buzz and connectivity of modern life. His depiction of windswept hawthorn, misty valleys and rugged cliffs provide a metaphor for an underlying deep sense of place.
Alan’s home village backs onto Dartmoor and he is within easy reach of the sea, where he can experience these surroundings in all weathers. New ideas evolve from thought provoking environments creating the inspiration for his oil paintings.
Alan was educated at university in Plymouth and Goldsmith’s College London, fostering a lifelong interest in the Arts and Humanities. As an Art teacher for many years, he also continued to develop his painting and drawing skills. Recently Alan has adopted painting as his sole occupation, where he now regularly exhibits and holds an annual open studio.