Alan has developed his own approach to painting, without the need for sketching a layout before starting. He prepares a board with great care, smoothing before priming it with three coats of Gesso to make a glass smooth finish. Then it is ready to paint.
Now concentrating solely on endangered species he aims to bring as much attention as possible to their plight. "Humans are destroying wildlife and the planet, and we are animals, too," says Alan. "If my son doesn't get to see half the wildlife in his lifetime I've seen, I'll feel very guilty. Rather than become famous as a painter, I would like to be remembered as someone who tried to make people aware of the need to protect the environment and the planet."