Alan Small has always had a desire to create and design. He has a diverse background, including landscape design, woodturning, pen and ink, and watercolor. 

He loves to travel, starting at an early age with his parents. Through his travels and living in different parts of the country his work is very diversified.

Alan’s work has shown in art galleries throughout the country.

As an artist, he dances to two different beats.  One is traditional, the other contemporary and sometimes a mixture of the two.  He loves going back and forth between traditional and contemporary. It keeps his art fresh and inspired to do more creative work.   There is rarely a defined path that dictates the creation of a painting.  Rather, each stroke of color and direction invites the next.  The hand moves the brush, but it is the subconscious mind and spirit that guide the painting into being.

Alan is particularly interested in emphasizing the dynamic qualities of light and shadow to create dramatic impact in his acrylic paintings.

He finds inspiration through many things - everyday life, history, culture and the small simple things that just come upon us.  He absorbs what his particular environment gives him.  

Alan sincerely hopes you enjoy viewing his paintings as he loves taking the time to create them.


  • Solo exhibitions -

Featured Artist - CEC Building, Las Cruces, NM - Oct. 2016

Mas Art Gallery - Las Cruces, NM - June 2017

Juried Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts - Mesilla Park, NM - Sept. 2-3, 2017

Walnut St. Framing and Gallery - Las Cruces, NM - Feb. 2018

Café de Mesilla - Mesilla, NM - April and May 2018

  • Group exhibitions -

City Rotunda - Bethlehem, PA - Jan. 2016

Arts on the Easel Gallery - Las Cruces, NM - 2016

First Christian Church - Las Cruces, NM - Sept. 2016

Milagro’s Café - Las Cruces, NM - Nov. 2016

Quesenberry Art Fair - Las Cruces, NM - Nov. 26-27, 2016

In Effect Gallery - Las Cruces, NM - Feb. 2017

Café de Mesilla - Mesilla, NM - August/Sept., 2017

Southwest Environmental Center - Las Cruces, NM - Oct/Nov., 2017

311 Gallery There’s Still Life In Still Lifes National Juried Show - Raleigh, NC - May 2-June 1, 2019

Palmetto Room Gallery - Bluffton, SC - July/Aug./Sept 2019

Art Association Gallery - Savannah, GA - July/Aug. 2019

  • Corporate collections -

Ruah Word Enterprises (Logo and Marketing)

  • Gallery Representation -

  • Two Old Crows Gallery (Pagosa Springs, CO)

  • The Glass Tipi Gallery (Ward, CO)

  • Memberships -

- Bethlehem, PA - Palette Club Fine Art (2015-2017)

- Lehigh Valley PA Arts Council (2015-2017)

- Las Cruces, NM - Art Association (2017-2019)

- Associate Membership - National Society of Painters in Casein/Acrylic

- Membership - National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

- Bluffton SC - All About Art Club

- Savannah, GA - Artist Association

  • Education -

  • Louisiana Tech University (1975-1978)

  • LCCC (1978)

  • NCCC (1979)

  • Birthdate -

  • August 2, 1957