Alan was born in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1942. He was granted a scholarship in art at Northgate Grammar School and was fortunate to receive training under Colin Moss at the Ipswich School of Art.
Alan qualified as an architect and is a member of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). Now retired, he paints full time in his studio in Chedburgh, Suffolk. He is a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists, a founder member of the Stour Group and a member of the Cambridge Drawing Society. He has been painting all his life but since retirement, is now able to devote his time to his favourite medium, watercolour.
He has successfully exhibited at the Dockyard Gallery Bermuda and participated in a two-man exhibition at The Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings Art Centre in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
Alan was invited to be Artist in Residence with The Bermuda Masterworks Foundation, Bermuda, spending three months working and painting on the island. The trip resulted in a very successful one man exhibition on completion of his residency and the offer of a return visit.
He paints a variety of subjects using a very wet-in-wet technique and enjoys pursuing detail in an overall loose style. He also carries out commissions and runs art classes and workshops.
In 2016 Alan was successful in having work accepted by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours for their April exhibition at the Mall Galleries and in 2014 and 2015 had work exhibited in the Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEAA) Open Exhibition.
Works by Alan are held in The Bermuda Masterworks Foundation permanent collection and in private collections in Bermuda, the UK and in North America.