The Illustrators Portfolio
Large Illustrations and Biography
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|Alan started his professional
career as an illustrator after graduating Rochester Institute
of Technology in 1991 with a BFA in Painting and Illustration.
His first job right out of school was for two covers for Marvel
Comics - Conan Magazines.
He has since trained under his mentor of 6 years John F. Murray
at The School of Visual Arts and the John F. Murray School
of Art. He studied a traditional academic approach to Drawing
and Painting that can be traced back to Jean Leon Gerome and
other 19th Century French Academicians at the Ecole de Beau
Arts in France. This training technique is known as the Riley
Method. The Riley Method was taught to John Murray by Frank
Riley at The Art Students League of New York.
During and after Alan's training, he has developed a steady
working relationship with many of his clients, most of which
are top tier companies in their perspective industries. He
has illustrated Book Covers, Calendars, Portraits, Advertising,
Card Game Illustrations, Magazine Covers, Interior Illustrations
and more. His work here will speak for itself as far as quality,
photo-realism, and digital art go.
"I have always been inspired by traditional, classical
and academic works of art. I enjoy the 'intellectual' painters,
especially those of the 19th century, as well as the Old Masters.
I also love creating my own worlds, painting the characters
and their environments as I envision them."