Alan Brain

Joined Artfinder: July 2014

Artworks for sale: 12

United Kingdom

About Alan Brain

 
 
  • Biography

    I paint because I want to express strong feelings that I cannot express in any other way. A painting begins with a recalled passion such as my love of solitude, my fascination with body language, or my hatred of war. I explore each of them until I finally run out of ideas. The paintings are semi-abstract with a hint of the vision recalled. They are usually in watercolour. I use unusual geometric shapes and vibrant colour but more recently greys have emerged. Truth be told I use whatever works to get the feeling I want.

    The two artists who inspire me particularly and make me want to paint better are Edward Hopper and Richard Diebenkorn but my list is long.





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  • Education

    1994 - 2015

    Self Taught

  • Awards

    2014

    Various Awards and recognitions

    A collection of recognitions from art societies and associations.
    Articles in USA and UK national publications.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: The Societies National Exchange Mexico and Canada

    Dates: Nov. 6, 2018 - June 13, 2019

    Venue: Canadian Society and Mexican Society Exchange, Canada and Mexico

    One off opportunity to submit and display work with two National Societies .

    Event: Visit Artist's Own Studio Gallery at Anytime

    Dates: Feb. 1, 2016 - April 20, 2018

    Venue: My Open/Studio Gallery, Unit B1 (C) Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8HU

    View and buy original paintings by Alan Brain . He will meet you at his studio/gallery at a time to suit you. Just call him to arrange on 07941 562 162

    Event: Past Shows

    Dates: Jan. 1, 2001 - June 1, 2014

    Venue: Various, Everywhere

    Solo Shows

    Personal Open Studio Jun 14

    Personal Open Studio (2) Jun & Jul 13

    Wellington College Mar 13 Runnymede Gallery Sep 11 Personal Open Studio May 10

    Wellington College Oct 09 Henley Business College Jul 09 Runnymede Gallery May 08

    Wellington College Oct 07 Runnymede Gallery Apr 06 Wellington College Oct 06



    Galleries, Businesses and Fairs

    The Art Works East Horsley Feb 13 - ongoing

    Whites Gallery Dorking Apr11 – Mar13 Ascot Business Park Sep 09 – Sep 12

    Cork Street Open London Aug 12 Surrey Open Studios each Jun 2006- 12

    Baker Tilley Lawyers Jul 12 Sphere Gallery London EC1 Jun 11 Alliance Healthcare May 12

    Art on the Street Maidenhead may 12 Farnham Art Society Annual Show Apr 08-Apr 12

    Life the Gallery Surrey UK, Nov 10 Red Biddy Gallery Farnham Apr 08 -Sep 10

    Cork Street Open London Aug 10 Clyde & Co. Lawyers Guildford May 10

    Sue Ryder Care Mall Gallery London Nov 10 Emerging UK Artists. Lisbon Portugal Mar08

    Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Feb 08 National Exhibition Chichester Oct 07

    Lord Bath private exhibition Longleat, Oct07 Blue Duck gallery Sep07 Strawberry Fish May 07

    Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Mar 07

    Great Christmas Art Fair Alex/Palace Lon Dec 06 Gallery on the Green BMW promo Kent Oct06

    Gallery 99, Knaphill Aug 03

    Guild of Aviation Artists mall Gallery London Apr 03 Royal Society of Marine Artists Lon Sep 01

Links


Education

1994 - 2015

Self Taught


Awards

2014

Various Awards and recognitions

A collection of recognitions from art societies and associations.
Articles in USA and UK national publications.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: The Societies National Exchange Mexico and Canada

Dates: Nov. 6, 2018 - June 13, 2019

Venue: Canadian Society and Mexican Society Exchange, Canada and Mexico

One off opportunity to submit and display work with two National Societies .

Event: Visit Artist's Own Studio Gallery at Anytime

Dates: Feb. 1, 2016 - April 20, 2018

Venue: My Open/Studio Gallery, Unit B1 (C) Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8HU

View and buy original paintings by Alan Brain . He will meet you at his studio/gallery at a time to suit you. Just call him to arrange on 07941 562 162

Event: Past Shows

Dates: Jan. 1, 2001 - June 1, 2014

Venue: Various, Everywhere

Solo Shows

Personal Open Studio Jun 14

Personal Open Studio (2) Jun & Jul 13

Wellington College Mar 13 Runnymede Gallery Sep 11 Personal Open Studio May 10

Wellington College Oct 09 Henley Business College Jul 09 Runnymede Gallery May 08

Wellington College Oct 07 Runnymede Gallery Apr 06 Wellington College Oct 06



Galleries, Businesses and Fairs

The Art Works East Horsley Feb 13 - ongoing

Whites Gallery Dorking Apr11 – Mar13 Ascot Business Park Sep 09 – Sep 12

Cork Street Open London Aug 12 Surrey Open Studios each Jun 2006- 12

Baker Tilley Lawyers Jul 12 Sphere Gallery London EC1 Jun 11 Alliance Healthcare May 12

Art on the Street Maidenhead may 12 Farnham Art Society Annual Show Apr 08-Apr 12

Life the Gallery Surrey UK, Nov 10 Red Biddy Gallery Farnham Apr 08 -Sep 10

Cork Street Open London Aug 10 Clyde & Co. Lawyers Guildford May 10

Sue Ryder Care Mall Gallery London Nov 10 Emerging UK Artists. Lisbon Portugal Mar08

Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Feb 08 National Exhibition Chichester Oct 07

Lord Bath private exhibition Longleat, Oct07 Blue Duck gallery Sep07 Strawberry Fish May 07

Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Mar 07

Great Christmas Art Fair Alex/Palace Lon Dec 06 Gallery on the Green BMW promo Kent Oct06

Gallery 99, Knaphill Aug 03

Guild of Aviation Artists mall Gallery London Apr 03 Royal Society of Marine Artists Lon Sep 01


 

Biography

I paint because I want to express strong feelings that I cannot express in any other way. A painting begins with a recalled passion such as my love of solitude, my fascination with body language, or my hatred of war. I explore each of them until I finally run out of ideas. The paintings are semi-abstract with a hint of the vision recalled. They are usually in watercolour. I use unusual geometric shapes and vibrant colour but more recently greys have emerged. Truth be told I use whatever works to get the feeling I want.

The two artists who inspire me particularly and make me want to paint better are Edward Hopper and Richard Diebenkorn but my list is long.





 
 
 
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