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 Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Colorado, and California art galleries.
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
Corporate collections -
Ruah Word Enterprises Logo and Marketing
Gallery Representation -
Gallery Vii (Allenspark, CO and Carmel, CA) current
Mostly Madrid (Madrid, NM) current
Vertu Fine Art Gallery (Socorro, NM) - 2018
Mesilla Valley Fine Art Gallery (Mesilla, NM) - 2017-18
- 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
Louisiana Tech University (1975-1978)
August 2, 1957