‘Art chose me from an early age, for I had a passion for drawing and painting as a young child, and I’ve had tunnel vision ever since’.
After studying art in London at the Willesden and Hornsey Art Colleges, where he received a formal art training with an emphasis on drawing and design; Alan was then employed by two art studios in London, illustrating for a broad range of accounts, from fashion to Pirelli tyres. He then became a freelance artist, supplying a variety of art work for several London advertising agencies, magazines and newspapers.
On leaving London for a country life style Alan illustrated numerous books and also produced art works for television including: Dangerous Journey; Perilous Voyage; and Princess and the Goblin.
‘More recently I changed the focus of my career, fulfilling a life long ambition, and became a full time painter. I use as subject matter scenes from the countryside around me and places I have visited’ muses Alan. A strong sense of design together with such beautiful detail and perfectly sensitive colours turn landscapes into elegant contemporary masterpieces embodying all that’s brilliant about the world of Alan Parry.