This website represents work completed by Alan Salisbury over the last thirty years of his career as a painter. Four distinct sections are indicated below and although the subject matter varies constant factors and similarities can be observed. There is an inclination towards detail and an intense focus on graphic clarity which is a tradition deeply routed in Northern European painting. Figuration and representation prevail throughout freezing the moment and fixing the gaze. However, the series of paintings Alan made about his daughter Anna started in 2002 marked a turn in his practice. That it is from this point that appropriation and transformation of compositions and motifs of 15th and 16th century portrait and still life painting move to centre stage. This appropriation is both celebratory and an intriguing mix of humour, eroticism and gentle irony. This focus on a post modern interpretation of the past continues to inform his practice. A PDF catalog is available to download.






Still Life