Alan Marshall was born in Barnsley, England in 1941.
“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”
Since moving to Australia in the early 1980’s Alan Marshall has captured this unique light in his atmospheric paintings of many Australian seascapes and landscapes.
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 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.
Read the below Up Close & Personal completed by Alan Marshall in 2016
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?
Paintings by Alan Marshall – all sold
Alan Marshall Artist Biography
1969 Woodstock Gallery, London, England
1976 Northampton Art Gallery and Museum, England (supported by the Arts Council of Great Britain)
1976 Kaczynski Gallery, London, England
1983 Miller Gallery, Claremont, Western Australia
1989 Greenhill Galleries, Perth, Western Australia
1991 Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, South Australia
1991 Greenhill Galleries, Perth, Western Australia
1996 Greenhill Galleries, Perth, Western Australia
1997 Greenhill Galleries, Perth, Western Australia
1998 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2001 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2004 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2010 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
1961/62 Royal Sovereign National Young Artists Exhibition
Federation of Artists Gallery, London, England
1964 Northampton Art Gallery and Museum, England (with Alan Bunford)
1969 York Studio Gallery, Northampton, England
1970 Gallery 27, Northampton, England
1979 Bob Dylan Convention National Exhibition, Portland Hotel, Manchester, England
1979 Portland Gallery, Manchester, England
1980 IBM Centre Opening Exhibition, Nottingham, England
1982 Fremantle Arts Centre Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Fremantle, West Australia
1994 Australian National Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia
1995 Gunyulgup Gallery Opening Exhibition, Yallingup, Western Australia
1996 International Expo, Pordenone, Italy
1996 New Acquisitions Exhibition Parliament House Collection, Canberra, Australia
1996 Gallery Conegliano, Italy
1996 Arte Padova ’96, Padova, Italy
1997 Arte Fiera, Pondenone, Italy
1997 Fremantle 6160, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Western Australia
1999 Art ’99 Expo, Fremantle WA
1999 City of Joondalup, Invitation Art Award. WA
1999 Eclectic Selectives, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2001 Greenhill Galleries, Eclectic exhibition, Perth, Western Australia
2003 Perth Festival Exhibition, Fremantle, Western Australia
2003 Greenhill Galleries, Fresh Paint Exhibition, Perth, Western Australia
2004 Cannery Arts Centre, Esperance, Western Australia
2004 Starlight Children’s Foundation Auction and Exhibition
2005 SQUARED, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2006 SQUARED, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2007 SQUARED, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2008 SQUARED, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2008 Greenhill Galleries Grand Opening, Dalkeith, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2009 SQUARED, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2009 SKETCHED, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2010 SQUARED, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
Arts Council of Great Britain Award
Coopers and Lybrand Corporate Collection, Sydney
Ministry for the Arts, Adelaide
Parliament House Collection, Canberra
Abensperg – Traun Collection, Vienna
And numerous corporate private collections in Australia, Africa, Austria, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and the USA.
New Art Eight – Profiles in Contemporary Australian Art, Nevill Drury, Craftsman House, 1994
Hammers of Tin – Illustrations and cover painting for volume of poetry by Patrick Finn, Access press, 1995
Exhibition Review, ABC Arts, National Radio, September 1989
ABC Television News, Adelaide, March 1991
Channel Nine, Television Interview, Adelaide, March 1991
ABC Arts, National Radio Interview, March 1991
REVIEWS AND FEATURES:
ENGLAND – Northampton Advertiser Feature, February 1964; Northampton Chronicle and Echo, March 1964 – Gordon Rogers; National Arts Review, August 1969 – Conroy Maddox; Northampton Chronicle and Echo, September 1976 – Ian Mayes
AUSTRALIA – Perth Sunday Times, September 1983 – Julie Pratt; National Times, September 1983; The West Australian, June 1989 – David Bromfield; The West Australian Magazine Feature, June 1989; The Sunday Times, June 1989; Adelaide Advertiser, February 1990; Vogue Magazine Feature, October 1991;The West Australian, September 1991 – Ron Banks; Australian national Contemporary Art Fair Catalogue, Melbourne 1994; The West Australian, June 1998 – David Bromfield
JahRoc Galleries currently have no Alan Marshall paintings for sale.