Early in his career he worked in the commercial art scene. Most notably working on posters for Tooths Brewery.
Alan went on to build a house , studio , gallery and framing workshop on 6 acres, which had been a eucalyptus forest belonging to the original Faulding estate. He cleared about 3 acres for gardens , fruit trees and ponds.The garden was a rich source for flowers he used in his paintings.
In 1970 Alan commenced tutoring an informal art group in Camden. He gave generously of his extensive knowledge, and encouraged his pupils to have exhibitions. Many have become professional artists, including his son Gary.
He had a great love of the Australian countryside and enjoyed travelling in his caravan with his family and dog, visiting the Flinders Ranges – South Australia, Central Australia, Queensland – especially Longreach, and Northern and Western New South Wales. On the south coast of New South Wales, at Gerroa, he had a holiday house. This was the source for many of his landscapes and seascapes.
His works are in the New South Wales Art Gallery, the National Gallery – Canberra, Queensland Institute of Technology, the Hinton collection at Armidale, and many private and public collections.
He was a Fellow and Vice President of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and on its Council for many years. He was also a trustee of the Marshall Bequest at the New South Wales Art Gallery. Alan was a member of Camden Rotary Club for eighteen years.
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