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Alan Chown watercolour / acrylic

Alan was born in Northamptonshire but now lives in Milton Keynes not far from the concrete cows. Alan is a self-taught artist with a background in modular fabrication design and building services.

Alan first started drawing back in the late eighties and early nineties with a big interval until he took early retirement and then picked up his pens again venturing into the world of watercolour.

He still remembers his first tentative steps in adding watercolour to a pen drawing and was hooked!

Landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes are his particular inspiration with a penchant for boats.

As well as basic watercolours and pen & wash, the use of watercolour with mixed media elements such as textured paper and paste is something he is enjoyed immensely and the recent use of acrylics is now another part of his painting portfolio.