Biography

Alan lives and works as an artist in the town of Newstead in Central Victoria. He was educated at the Bendigo Institute of Technology (Diploma in Visual Arts, majoring in painting), the Melbourne School of Art, Design & Photography and Oakleigh Horticultural College (Trade Certificate in Nursery & Gardening). Alan's paintings reflect his interest in the natural environment and are inspired by his surroundings in Victoria's goldfields region. His work is held in private collections in Australia, the USA and Europe.

Alan's work is currently represented at Heron's Fine Art Gallery in Castlemaine and at Seaview Gallery in Queenscliff. Alan has participated in group exhibitions at Herons in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 for the Castlemaine State Festival. He has previously exhibited paintings at Dudley House in Bendigo and the Bold Gallery. His photographs have been published in The Age (Melbourne), The Whole Person (Melbourne) and The Daily Mirror and The Standard (London).

In 2017 - finalist in the Sorrento Art Prize, Victoria.

In 2016 - finalist in the Kinglake Art Prize, Victoria.

In 2015 - finalist in the Clarice Beckett Art Award in Victoria - highly commended award.

In 2013 Alan was shortlisted in the Len Fox Painting Award at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum.

In 2012 - finalist in the Hawkesbury Art Prize, NSW.
In 2012 - finalist in the Calleen Art Award at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW.

In 2011, he was shortlisted for the Whyalla Art Prize in South Australia.
In 2011, he was a finalist in the Len Fox Painting Award at the Castlemaine Art Gallery, winning the People's Choice Prize.

In 2008 Alan was shortlisted for the Castlemaine Art Gallery's Community Art Prize called 'Exploring Themes of Loss and Grief'.

In 2005 - finalist in the Julie Millowick Acquisitive Photography Award, Victoria.

in 2003 - finalist in the Julie Millowick Acquisitive Photography Award, Victoria.