Art for Charity where thrilled to announce that the esteemed Scottish Artist Alan King had joined our gallery in early 2012.
Alan King's life has been centred around art since he was a young boy growing up in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1964 Alan received a place to study at one of the UK's finest and most recognizable Art Schools, the Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie MacIntosh.
Post Graduation Alan decided to pass on the skills he had learnt at Art School and train to become a teacher. He excelled in this profession for nearly thirty years prior to committing to painting full time. Alan said that "I have enjoyed the experience of trying to put into practice the work ethic and lessons of teaching art full time. I am interested in the process of painting and am constantly investigating and reading about the materials and the craft of painting."
Alan is a member of the Paisley Art Institute. He is also a member of the esteemed Glasgow Art Club and was elected PAI in 2006.
It is no surprise that King's work is displayed in many collections all over the UK, in Banks and deluxe Hotels to name but a few. He has now successfully cultivated a solid reputation in the UK art industry. His most famous works featuring the Red Hat are increasingly sought after. These contemporary pieces display dramatically Alan's ability to tell stories through his work. Many of his pieces are based upon novels and poetry, King cites Dante and Sorley Maclean as great inspirations.
The creation of Kings abstract artwork is very interesting. First he develops miniature life models and a theatre in which to position them. He will then photograph these figures under different lighting and backgrounds. Alan will then bring this process to a close by painting a new (usually large) striking original with oil paints on canvas.
Art for Charity is extremely proud to offer some of his original works and a selection of Limited Edition Prints in edition sizes of only 25. Each are individually signed and numbered by the Artist.
Click the link to view Alan King's Signed Limited Edition Prints and Original works