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Alan James McLeod

Alan James McLeod

Alan James McLeod’s abstract collages are inspired by the beauty and detail of the landscape, buildings and objects that surround him.

“My influences range from weathered effects created by the elements, to landscapes, planetary bodies, human bodies, and minds, and surface pattern making.

The works are created using hand painted papers, before being collaged together. Blending gouache, textiles and mixed media, Alan creates unique works of art which translate his subjects into beautiful, weathered and textured work on paper.

Alan was born in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, before moving to Edinburgh. He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1990 with a BA (Hons) in Applied Design, winning a design award for furnishing textiles from the RSA.

Alan’s early career was chiefly in textile design, working with producers such as Monkwell, Warner Fabrics, John Lewis, Habitat, Zoffany and Sanderson Fabrics.

Currently based in Worthing, Sussex, Alan has increasingly turned to painting as an expression of the landscape and elements, which encompass him in his daily life.

“Painting provides an answer to a call from my surroundings. The wear caused by nature, from weathering of man-made and natural materials, reveals a multi-layered history.

Inspiration then becomes more cerebral. Documenting emotional responses to music and memory, celestial bodies and changes in the seasons.”

Alan has previously shown in mixed exhibitions at Doubtfire Gallery, as well as showing at Cameron Contemporary Art, Hove, Littlehampton Museum and IO Gallery, Brighton.

In 2014, he presented his first solo collection to great acclaim here at Doubtfire, showing a stunning collection of original contemporary work, both large and small scale, abstract and semi-abstract.

BA (Hons) in Applied Design


Example of Artist's Work

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This Artist at Doubtfire

urban • rural

4th May - 29th June 2019

winterworks 18|19

24th November 2018 - 2nd February 2019

winter season 17|18

2nd December 2017 - 3rd February 2018

sacred traces

1st July - 29th July 2017

winterescence

3rd December 2016 - 4th February 2017

Circus

5th December 2015 - 30th January 2016

outscapes inscapes

9th May - 30th May 2015

August Works on Paper

2nd August - 30th August 2014