My name is Allan, I’m 35 and I am an International selling UK artist(based in Scotland) I work with an array of materials from abstract paintings to sculptural works. I guess I’m most known for my unique bespoke recycled aluminum works which originate from aluminum drink cans. They are collected worldwide.
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The making of my aluminum drink cans artworks began over 7 years ago as a way to explore the perception of what beauty is. My sculptural aluminum work is shining a light, quite literally on how we are treating the environment we live in, in more of a visually aesthetic and non-threatening way. The works themselves are a gateway to conversations about our planet and our disposable way of life, our perception of what beauty is, and challenges the status quo. I have always seen’s beauty in simple yet unappreciated materials and places that we dismiss and discard on a daily basis. As you interact and stand before the works, you catch glimpses of your own reflection, hopefully inspiring fresh points of view within yourself.
I’m a deep-thinking and compassionate yet no-nonsense straight-up kinda guy. My passion is consciousness, appreciating the simple beauty that’s around us every day. the underappreciated things. I’m inspired by not only my thoughts and feelings but by animals, nature, color, the world is full of beauty but you must stop for a minute to appreciate that which is around you. I get a kick from creating beautiful works that I stand back from after spending hours, days, and months creating and think wow, I love that!
I took art class for two years in high school until I stopped going due to bullying and hopeless teachers who would abandon classes. Instead, I would spend so much of the years playing truant, instead, walking the local streets and towns with no money, wishing the nightmare over and daydreaming of better times ahead. Teachers often told me that I was a waste of space and would amount to nothing but this only made me more driven to succeed. At home I would constantly draw and sketch on just about anything I could get my hands on, I would create collages from old magazines and things I found lying around. Later when I worked as a forklift driver/warehouseman in a musical instrument factory I used to make up characters and sketch on the backs of stock sheets with ballpoint pens for hours on end during our quiet periods. But it wasn’t until I was around 22 years old that I bought some acrylic paints and started to make paintings again, I loved it and have never looked back.
After volunteering with animals for many years, working in a musical instrument warehouse, driving trucks, and other roles I gave it up to become a full-time carer for my partner who has a muscle-wasting condition called muscular dystrophy. Like many others, it’s not always easy, and we face many challenges but my commitment to my artwork in spite of this, I believe speaks of my character, drive, and determination to succeed.
I believe the works I create are undeniable, just know that it’s coming from the purest place of heart, feeling and passion.