Alan was born in Ipswich, Suffolk and was educated at Northgate Grammar School Ipswich, where he was granted a scholarship in art and was fortunate to receive training under Colin Moss at the Ipswich Art School.
He qualified as an architect and now retired, paints full time in his studio in Chedburgh, Suffolk.
He is a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists and of the Cambridge Drawing Society.
He has been painting all his life but since retirement, is now able to devote his time to his love of watercolour.
Alan has successfully exhibited at the Dockyard Gallery Bermuda where he held the position of Artist in Residence with The Bermuda Masterworks Foundation. He spent three months working and painting on the island, culminating in a successful one man exhibition and the offer of a return visit.
In 2016 and again in 2020, Alan had work accepted and exhibited in the Open Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at the Mall Galleries London.
He paints a variety of subjects, predominantly in watercolour, 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.
Works by Alan are held in The Bermuda Masterworks Permanent Collection, in Bermuda Windjammer Gallery and in private collections in Bermuda, the UK and in North America.