About my Art
I will try any subject
I started painting as a hobby about the same time I retired from being a public school music teacher in 2005. I always had a desire to try my hand at painting but I never got around to it until my wife surprised me by purchasing some lessons with local artist Sharon Rachal. Once I started I have continued to this day. I love all the possibilities of art mediums and subject matter and even though I have concentrated my efforts in two dimensional fine art, I appreciate all art and like to think I gain more experience and knowledge when I am exposed to other artists' work. I feel I can always improve my art. When you look at my gallery please note that I don't dwell on any one subject in my art. I will try any subject or technique.
Thanks for being here, Alan
Art for Sale
All pieces of my art that are not marked "sold" are available for purchase.
Giclees and prints of my work are also available.
Please see the contact section at the bottom of this site. Enjoy!
"Yucaipa Starry Night" 20" X 24" Oil
1st Place at Yucaipa Valley Art Association's Monthly Meeting
"The Love of Three Oranges" 16" X 20" Oil
Honorable Mention at the Nation Orange Show 2012, 1st Place at Loma Linda Art Association's Fall Show 2012, 1st Place at Yucaipa Valley Art Association's Spring Show 2012, and 1st Place at the Coos County Fair 2010.
"Bodie Island Light, 16" X 20" Oil
1st Place: Loma Linda Spring Show 2015, 1st Place: Coos County Fair 2015, Honarable Mention plus winner of People's Choice Award: Yucaipa Valley Art Association's Spring Show 2015.
I retired in 2005 and about the same time started to painting. I started using oils then moved to acrylics. I now use both mediums for different purposes, and sometimes use acrylics first to lay down my values and then finish in oils to get more of that blending effect. I like to think of myself as an expressive realist. I use my photos as a guide to the subject matter but I try to capture the mood or story in my painting.
I have been a member of the Yucaipa Valley Art Association since the year I started painting.
I've been a board member of YVAA many years and have been Photo Historian and at present, Vice President and Program Chairman of YVAA.
Most of my paintings depict a scene or place that my wife and I have been to in our travels to complete a marathon (26.2 miles) in all fifty states plus our experiences in Coquille, Oregon where we enjoy the summers. I guess I do like to paint Lighthouses.
Alan on one of his running workouts atop Blue Mountain, near Grand Terrace, CA.
Alan dancing on their favorite beach in Bandon, Oregon.
"I credit my wife Judy for being supportive to my many paths to enrichment. I most likely would not be the artist I am today without her critiques, and encouragement."
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