Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Alan grew up and was educated in Rhodesia.
His Art education was completed at Walthamstow School of Art, in Essex, England. He was lucky enough to benefit from tutors of the calibre of Peter Blake, Fred Cuming and Ken Howard for painting and Anne House for sculpture and stone carving.
He graduated in 1965 with a National Diploma in Design (NDD) in Fine Art – Painting and Sculpture.
Following a long career in graphic design and illustration Alan is now retired and concentrating on fine art.
Exploring various mark making media to produce texture, light and colour harmonies, both accidental and considered are prime objectives. Endeavouring to achieve a clean, contemporary feel while retaining a realistic representation of the subject.
In addition to painting landscapes, still life and portraiture in oil, watercolour, acrylic and pastels he also enjoys working in clay to produce figures and portrait heads from life.