Alan James McLeod
After a brief, but successful career as a freelance textile designer, working for companies such as Warner Fabrics, John Lewis and Habitat, Alan had a long hiatus away from the world of art and design. Returning in earnest at the beginning of 2014, producing hand-painted papers that he often collages together, to produce mainly abstract and highly textural artworks. Originally drawn to the landscape around him, sourcing worn and weathered surfaces as inspiration, Alan now uses imagined artefacts and relics, music and memory as a starting point for contemplative and decorative work, that invites the viewer’s own interpretation.
One of the 'top 5 artists' exhibiting at The Other Art Fair, London, 2017. chosen by Art Aesthetics, in conjunction with Saatchiart.
One of '4 must see artists' exhibiting at The Other Art Fair, London, 2017. selected by Design Junction.
''When we viewed Alan’s recent portfolio of work, we were immediately impressed by the breadth and depth of the content – and its complete ‘hang-ability’ in any home setting. The work is modestly priced and we were convinced that this collection should be seen and enjoyed by a new audience. It is skilful and has a craftsman’s understanding and character. Definitely one to watch.'' Doubtfire Gallery