Alan Alan Stratford

My life as an artist really began when in 2002 I moved to Somerset from London, following an 18 year career in graphic design. I still work in the graphics industry and now run my own design company in Wells – it pays the bills – but my real passion has long been painting. In the early days it was always in watercolours, but after deciding they were too restrictive for my style of work, I switched to oils which I find far more forgiving. Inspired by the beauty of the West Country landscape and the ever-changing drama of Mendip skies, I endeavour to create works which are both ‘evocative and atmospheric'. In 2009 I was lucky enough to win the 'Artist of the Year' award sponsored by Artists and Illustrators magazine for my painting entitled 'That Certain Smile'. The painting of a young woman was a complete departure from my usual semi-abstract landscapes and has led to numerous commissioned portraits of not only people but also horses. I love to explore new subject matters and painting styles, either figurative or abstract, continually striving for the perfect balance of aesthetic appeal and artistic merit.

We’ve missed the worst of it     

Oil     

102cm x 102cm      

£1600
 

 

Towan Beach

Oil

80cm / 60cm

SOLD

 

Passing Shower Daymer Bay

Oil

55cm / 46cm

SOLD

 

Rock Pooling Towan Beach

Oil

150cm / 100cm

SOLD

 

Early morning out of Falmouth

Oil

52cm / 52cm

£495

 

A beach to ourselves

Oil

43cm / 60cm

£495

 

I think they call it a Squall

Oil

90cm / 90cm

£1350

 

The heavens opened

Oil

50cm / 50cm

£495

 

Colliford lake, Bodmin Moor     

 Oil Sketch    

 55cm x 46cm    

 £275
 

 

Where the sea meets the sky

 Oil Sketch     

55cm x 46cm        

£275
 

 

 

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