was born in Greenwich, South East London, in February 1952. At the age of seven or eight, at John Evelyn School in Deptford, Alan was already experimenting with perspective and drawing fairly complex buildings.
Moving from a post-WWII Pre-Fabricated House in Deptford to New Cross at the age of about ten he could often be found loitering at the back of lectures at Goldsmiths College during the summer where they were often held outside - and he could get through a convenient hole in the fence from the railway embankment.............
When he went to ELTHAM GREEN SCHOOL in 1963 (pictured below) he was lucky enough to have teachers who, although teaching the disciplines of Art, allowed the students to develop their own styles. It was here he invented the word ARTYTECTURE to describe his style of work.
It was at Eltham Green that Alan was introduced to the Art of Dali, Tanguy, Reutersvard and Escher, plus the architecture of the great Frank Lloyd-Wright (all a great influence)
Leaving school in 1968 with just "O" Level Art he pursued a career in commercial Art with an Advertising agency in London's West End: Disappointingly, his commercial art career was cut short when he was transferred to the accounts Department and he left shortly afterwards. He was lucky enough to get some commissions during the Late 60's and early 70ís and exhibited and sold his work in local shows in London. He was fairly loose about the whole thing and has no idea where any of them are.
He moved away from London in 1977 and now lives in Milton Keynes, Bucks, England. His current style of artwork only really developed in January of 1999 when he decided to experiment with combining photography with his ARTYTECTURE with the aid of computer software. The rest, as they say, is History
In August 2002 Alan founded MILTON KEYNES DIGITAL ARTISTS and held the post of Chairman from August 2002 until May 2004. He regularly exhibits in and around Milton Keynes and is proud to be invited to attend schools as Artist-in-Residence for special projects