Very Different Paintings



When I first started to paint I wanted like most others to make something recognisable in a pleasing setting such as a boat on a lake or a beautiful sunrise on a crisp morning. That was good but over time I realised that this art was like many others, the art world is drenched with familiar paintings in particular styles - I did not want to follow that path, I wanted to be different.

The more an artist paints the more likely it is they develop their own "signature" that can set them apart from others but it does not always happen. In my own case it took real effort to paint as I really wanted to paint. To be honest I was not sure and that self doubt together with pressure from family and friends to conform created a real challenge. It was surely worth the challenge and now I am confident and the thought of painting like others is really unatractive.

 During my journey some wild paintings appeared - paintings that did not fit at the time. These can be very informative to the artist and certainly worth recording. Here are some of my very different paintings created during my journey...

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Chinese art (not) an abstract figure painting with oriental feeling Red Moon II

Red Moon

my sojourn into oriental art - quite unexpected maybe - I lived in Japan as a child, hmm

minimal artwork in watercolour - remember Skip

Minimal Artwork – Remember Skip

And then this painting emerged. Skip, my mentor stopped me adding any more. It is what I have been trying to do ever since.

surreal paintings for sale by uk artist alan brain - bloody exit

surreal artwork from UK artist – Bloody Exit

I never expected to paint such a surreal painting as this one

contemporary war paintings by alan brain

haunting painting – Facing Death

oh my this one is scary!
But it was exhibited with the American Watercolor Society

abstract figures in art - attitude

lady with attitude abstract figure painting

seemed like deja vu... it is quite recent and I abandoned realism ages ago... or so I thought.i

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Paintings that are different from the norm are the ones that get noticed and these paintings are no exception. For example a number of pieces have been exhibited with The Royal Watercolour Society, The American Watercolor Society and The Crypt Gallery in London.

This artist always endeavours to make different art and you can see more original abstract paintings, surreal art and minimalism here online.

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