Framed original watercolour painting of Regent’s Canal in London, titled ‘Little Venice’. Signed in the lower left corner by the artist, Alan Simpson. This painting is finished with a classic champagne frame and 99% UV resistant glass.
Alan Simpson (1941-2007) lived on the South Coast of England and drew the inspiration for his paintings from the many ports and harbours along the South, West and East Anglian coasts. He had a great love of the sea and was principally a marine painter, although his work did embrace landscape and architectural subjects and indeed anything that stimulates an idea. Working in a variety of media Watercolour. Oil, Pastel and Acrylic, he usually allowed the subject to demand the medium to be used the medium that expresses the idea best. In the past, much of his time had been given to the development of painting holidays and courses both marine and landscape and although mostly located in the UK, the courses took him to France, Italy, Spain, Gibraltar and the magical landscape of Kashmir. In 1979 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and his diploma painting is in the permanent collection and custody of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Exhibitions in the UK include the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Southampton Civic Art Gallery, and the Mall Gallery in London. He exhibited for many years in America and Canada and was represented in an exhibition of marine painting at the Mystic Seaport, Connecticut and several West Coast Galleries. In Canada he had exhibited at the Richard Beard Gallery and at the Harrison Galleries, Vancouver. In May 1997 he was one of fourteen artists invited by the Jewish National Fund to tour Israel to gather sketches and paintings to be included in a gala exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Israel. The exhibition toured London, Liverpool and Glasgow in 1998. His work has been purchased by the Poole Harbour Commissioners, Royle Publications and is included in many private collections. His biographical references can be found in ’20th Cent. British Marine Painting’ by Denys Brook-Hart, “Watercolour Step By Step” by Hazel Harrison, ” Who’s Who In Art” by The Art Trade Press and “Celebration of Marine Art” by Blandford Press. Alan died after a short illness on 25th June 2007. He will be sadly missed, as a gentle man and a great artist.
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