about Alan Brain
contemporary UK artist
An internationally recognised English artist who uses colour and space with symbolism to express emotion. His individualism and refusal to conform sets his work apart. Every painting is unique and abstract. A very different kind of contemporary UK artist.
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I discovered painting over twenty years ago when I attended a watercolour class with some friends.
It led to a change of direction that I have never regretted. Today, painting is my passion. I find inspiration from within myself and my artwork is driven by my life’s experiences.
Such as flying... as a pilot the sky and the weather with its ever changing moods fascinates me, as does the vast open space and amazing colours. The sense of quiet calmness that can be felt in a large building or in a wide flat open area pleases me – obviously this comes from too much time spent in hangers and airfields!
Escaping from the stress of the office... I ran a demanding business for some years and learnt to value the time I could spend alone. Time to think, consider and just be. This love of quietness, solitude, is probably within all my artwork but this is tempered with something else, I am not sure what it is but it is something to do with that threat to my quiet time. I must keep looking.
There is more to do! That "certain feeling" which I have captured only in part, drives me to explore, to seek it out and to express it in paint if I can. The challenge is irresistible. That is why I paint. It has taken over from flying and my business world.
and I love it!
(they call me a contemporary UK artist, not sure why. I guess it is because I am alive and from England 🙂 I just paint paintings - my way)
Creator of Visible Feelings
My paintings are "visible feelings" along my journey of self-discovery. They express the passions which have moulded me into who I am. It is an exciting and sometimes disturbing journey, that's okay in fact
My work is very different to the expectations of an English artist, traditional watercolours are not what I do. But I do use watercolour strongly to bring out the colours.
Here are some examples of my work...
abstract painting for sale – shades
Original Minimalist Painting Here is a minimal abstract painting which uses a lot of muted colours with a little pure colour - all are watercolour. Minimalism is...
haunting painting – Facing Death
oh my this one is scary!
But it was exhibited with the American Watercolor Society
geometric art with a minimal touch – away!
Original Minimalist Painting Geometry in art has existed since art began but we tend to look at it as a modern phenomenon, perhaps that is because we live in a geometric...
art about polluting our planet – carbon footprint
We are polluting the planet and endangering our very existence. That is the message from climate experts and well respected people such as David Attenborough. Many do not want to...
abstracted male figure painting – Fly Boy
Abstract Figure Paintings This abstracted male figure painting is one of a series that is painted in a minimal way. Only the background is painted apart from the face on...
Original Minimalist Painting Here is an example of a unusual minimal painting. Striking minimalism is the closest description, it is a painting with intensity and...
world war one art – Flanders, a soldier’s journey
Contemporary War Paintings Soldiers in Flanders experienced many hardships as well as death. This world war one art attempts to capture a soldier's feelings at the start...
Serene Minimal Paintings – A Little and a Lot
Original Minimalist Painting Serene Minimal Paintings are not easy to make but truly worthwhile. Leaving out anything that detracts from the feeling of serenity (in this...
yellow minimal painting
Original Minimalist Painting A yellow minimal painting with a blue bar through it that looks simple but look carefully and you will see interesting things within the...
abstract desert art – lonesome town
geometric paintings For Sale Driving towards Winslow Arizona listening to the Eagles filled me with expectations of a buzzing place. it was a Lonesome Town with an almost...
simple artwork – less is more – Awakening II
Original Minimalist Painting Here is an apparently simple painting, two large rectangles and a short upright. The artist had to work hard to exclude anything that could...