I have always had a desire to create and design. I have a diverse background, including landscape design, woodturning, pen and ink and watercolor. 

I love to travel and after several trips to Santa Fe,  my fiancee' and I moved from Pennsylvania to  New Mexico to find inspiration in a different culture.

As an artist, I dance to two different beats.  One is traditional, the other contemporary and sometimes a mixture of the two.  I love going back and forth between traditional and contemporary, keeps me 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.

I find my inspiration through many things - everyday life, history, culture and the small simple things that just come upon us.  I absorb what my particular environment gives me.  For now I am absorbed in the history and culture of New Mexico and the West. 

I try with every finished work to breathe more life into the proud culture and history of the American West.

I sincerely hope you enjoy viewing my paintings as I love taking the time to create them.

Best Regards,

Alan

 

REPRESENTATION -

Gallery Vii  (Allenspark, CO)

Gallery Vii West (Carmel, CA)

Mostly Madrid  (Madrid, NM)  

 

RECENT SHOWS/ MISC. -

- Bethlehem (Pa)  Palette Club Fine Art - 2015

- Lehigh Valley (Pa) Arts Council - 2015

- Group Exhibit - Bethlehem (Pa) City Rotunda - Jan. 2016

- Las Cruces (NM) Arts Association

- Group Exhibit - Arts on Easel Gallery - Las Cruces, NM - 2016

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

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

- Group Exhibit - Milagro's Cafe - Las Cruces, NM - Nov. 2016

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

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

- Solo Exhibit - Mas Art Gallery - Las Cruces, NM - June 2017

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

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

- Commission - Ruah Word Enterprises Logo and Marketing

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

- 2 Person Exhibit - Walnut St. Framing and Gallery - Las Cruces, NM - Month TBA 2018

- 2 Person Exhibit - Café de Mesilla - Mesilla, NM - April and May 2018

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

- Membership - National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

- 2 Person Exhibit - Big Picture Gallery - Las Cruces, NM - Month TBA 2019

 

 

 

 

                                                                           

 

Info

 

484-725-9955

fineart@alandsmall.com