The creation of multi layered, highly textural surfaces is the primary driver for these artworks. Often collaging different papers together to produce mainly abstract pieces, that invite the viewer’s own interpretation. Bringing to mind remembered, or imagined, far-flung locations, ancient artefacts and decorative schemes.
Inspiration for Alan’s work comes from diverse sources, including ageing interiors, weathered surfaces, direct responses to music and a background in textile design.
Using water-based paint on paper, layers are built up. The surface is then scraped and washed to reveal the colours hidden beneath. The use of fabric, monoprinting and linoprinting as well as the addition of gold and silver leaf, enrich the textural and decorative effect. Creating a body of work that revels in harmonious colour and absorbing textural details.