Alan recently retired from the Design Industry and is now able to concentrate on his main love of oil painting with his focus on marine art and portraiture. He has won many art prizes and was a finalist and selected for the NZ Adams Portrait Awards touring exhibition. Recently, he has been working on large portraits of young people in sun hats, and also a series of large historical marine paintings. Alan is especially interested in large scale works and loves painting in a free painterly style. Artists that he is inspired by are:- John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorralla and Anders Zorn, as well as marine painters like Montague Dawson, Jack Spurling and Geoffery Hunt. Alan’s former career was in the graphic design and advertising industry.
He is a life member of the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) and a founding committee member of the Best Graphic Design Awards.