Alan had an extensive career in design, sales and marketing prior to suffering a stroke in March 2011. It was while in the Donald Wilson Neurological Rehabilitation Centre in Chichester, that he discovered his interest in painting, initially sketching animals for the nursing staff and fellow patients, before progressing into mono colour and colour portraiture. At the suggestion of the Stroke Association, Alan joined the Partners in Art scheme run by the Pallant Gallery where he continues to develop his artistic ability. Alan specialises in animal portraiture, although he is constantly looking at developing his horizons into other subjects and art media. He has undertaken several commissions of peoples pets, including dogs, cats and horses. Please contact Outside In if you would like more information of a special commission. His reindeer portrait ‘Rudolph’ was recently chosen as one of a highly successful range of Christmas cards published on behalf of Partners in Art.