Alan Salisbury was born in Preston, Lancashire and studied painting at Manchester and Liverpool Colleges of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He has lived in Wales since 1974 working at the University of Glamorgan where he was Principal Lecturer in Painting and Field Leader in Arts and Media. He has now left to concentrate on his own artistic practice although he maintains contact with the University as an External Fellow. He has exhibited widely throughout the UK, in Europe and the USA. In 2005 he was awarded Joint First Prize in the Liverpool School of Art Alumni Open Competition. In 2008 he was awarded First Prize (£15.000) in the Wales Portrait Award 2 Competition.
Alan is a painter who works within the conventions of narrative representation and the images shown here are representative of work that he has completed over the last ten years. The earlier works are imagined and invented landscapes the later works are influenced by concepts gleaned from post modern approaches to visual arts production and span a number of familiar subject genre - the human figure, portraiture and still life.
"Please feel free to browse through the online gallery I hope you find the images interesting and engaging to look at. I welcome your comments."