CITY REFLECTIONS, LONDON (2021)
Acrylic on box canvas 40x80cm
"Every great city has its icons – for London, it's Big Ben, Bridges, red buses and black cabs. I have lots of childhood memories ... and the raining streets full of life is one unforgettable moment.
This painting, gives a personal touch to your spaces, creating a personal and intimate environment, cosiness, and comfort to your home.
Powerful and evocative this painting can be a wonderful, stunning centre piece to any home.
Alan Harris works with a variety of mediums and subjects, oils, watercolours, pastel, mixed media, and sculptures.
Some comments on Alan's work:
"There is something about viewing Alan's painting, that has a peaceful, calm, force about it. It slows the senses, so the dreams that come will hold our ability to drift off into that peacefulness!!"
Alan Harris, is a contemporary British artist, painter and sculptor.
Born in 1950s London, Alan has always had a flair for being creative.
“My interests in creativity were greatly inspired by my father who spent much of his free time making and mending and sharing his skills with me.”
Alan liked to paint and became engrossed in art and handicrafts around twenty years ago, establishing his own style that has been appreciated by many. His early paintings, mostly simple watercolours, depicted scenes of everyday life. Now he is dedicated full time to painting and recently has moved on to developing other techniques and experimenting with work in different mediums. Currently, he has studios in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, as well as in Barcelona where he passes long periods working and studying new forms of art.
Alan has been heavily influenced by his middle-class upbringing in London, a city full of life and history. His work shows scenes from his childhood mixed with stories of his forefathers, creating a personal and intimate world of nostalgia in each of his paintings. Busy and cold rainy streets are characteristic of Alan's artwork where he sees people in a constant struggle for the evolution of individuality within urban life. Alan's work inspires the viewer with feelings of both happiness and warm nostalgia reflected in his emotional life as comfort. Those very same spaces depicted in Alan's work may well be the streets of London where he was born, Newcastle, where he currently lives, or anywhere else, but even viewers find something they recognize among the paint. Each picture is an image created by an artist who relies upon his memory to convey the very issues with it.