My paintings are my way of expressing the unique and clear light of Australian very early mornings and late afternoons in contrast to the soft filtered light of Europe
Residing in Perth since 1981, Alan Marshall has mastered the art of painting the Australian light, capturing beautiful atmospheric moments that are fleeting in real time, the changing intensity of light and colours that are gone in a blink to remain only in memory.
Alan Marshall was born in Barnsley, England in 1941. He studied drawing, painting and sculpture at Fairfield House, Barnsley School of Art. In 1976 he was among a group of British Artists granted awards by the Arts Council of Great Britain. He lived for a time in France, working in Paris and Provence and later in Barcelona, Catalonia and Southern Spain. Alan Marshall has exhibited widely in England since 1961 and in Australia since 1983, with several international exhibitions in Italy since 1996.
When did you first feel the desire to be artistic and realize you had talent?
Where did you learn your art?
School and later full time student at Barnsley School of Art
What inspires you most?
Figures and landscapes
What message are you sending to the viewer of your art?
Look – Don’t think…
Describe your studio…
Attached to the home – built by my brother and myself, large.
Describe your typical day of creating art…
Always looking and learning
What mediums do you use and why?
Drawings, oil on canvas. These are the best mediums for me.
What are you working on now?
Figurative work once again
What do you love most about what you do?
The anticipation of creating something unique
Where can you see yourself in 10 years time?