Alan Streets has painted as a Plein Air artist in New York City for 10 years with his acrylic canvases becoming popular and well known. While in America Alan Streets stars in the award winning documentary, “My Name Is Alan and I Paint Pictures”, which covers six years of his life and focuses on the relationship between his diagnosis as a schizophrenic and his struggle to find success in the art world. The documentary examines Alan’s life, the role art and painting play in it, and how mental illness intertwines with artistic creation and perception. Now based in the UK, he also paints landscapes and imaginary scenes, as well as undertaking commissions. He has been selling paintings since the age of eighteen, selling to art galleries and collectors. Alan is a self taught woodcarver and have been carving as a hobby for the last six years. he discovered that he could woodcarve by doing a small woodcut of a swallow on a thin piece of mahogany . Alan was pleased with what he managed to do so bought some woodcarving chisels and some blocks of hardwood and tried to make some woodcarvings. With practise he was able to carve more complicated things and for this he uses the specialist woodcarving chisels and discovered what he knows by trial and error.