A Scotsman currently residing in Noosa, Queensland.
Alan has been creating art since he was able to hold a pencil.
He has been described as a prolific artist who is self-taught and works in a variety of styles and mediums. He likes to use his intuition when paiting rather than emulate the style of others.
After leaving school, Alan worked in both graphite and water colours working in realism and surrealism and made his first commissioned sale in the late 1970s for a Spanish home.
During the 80s much of Alan's work was of landscape and aircraft. It was at this stage that he introduced oils into his works. This attracted many commissions.
He moved to New Zealand in 1994 having lived in the Uk and Germany.
In the mid 1990s, Alan began to work with pastels and his work were of landscapes and nudes, exhibiting them in the Christchurch Arts Centre.
In 1999, inspired by the vibrant colours of New Zealand he returned to painting in oils.
Currently Alan works on commissions enjoying painting contemporary works in oils as well as fine graphite works.