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"April in Paris"
Feature Artist Bio
Alan Lakin - April in Paris
Alan Lakin - The Old Barn
Alan Lakin - Mediterranean Farm Country
Alan Lakin - Old Friends
Alan Lakin - The Cabin
Alan Lakin - On the Dock
Alan Lakin - Central Park in Early Spring
Alan Lakin - Back Road
Alan Lakin - Autumn Walk
Alan Lakin - Golden Sunset
Alan Lakin - Sunset Silhouette
Alan Lakin - Midnight Stroll in Paradise
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary American landscape painter Alan Lakin (born 1951 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).
Alan started using watercolor and pen and ink at a very young age. His next passion turned to pastels when a friend of his parents gave him a complete pastel set when he was 5 years old. Alan was able to take a beginner art class when he was in 8th grade, but he was so advanced in his art that the teacher finally started him using egg tempura and acrylics and letting him "loose" to do what he did best which was to paint everything he was able to see.
In high school, Alan was fortunate to have an art instructor who stressed the the common tools used in painting were not the only tools an artist could use. She took away all of the brushes and knives and still required a minimum of 5 finished pieces per week. Creativity became the norm from that point forward as the students used match books as knives and paper straws and just about anything they could find to use as brushes. This experiment proved very valuable because it got the students out of the thought process that they must use the common tools usually found in an art class.
It was during this time that Alan discovered another passion, which was sculpting. He was able to use clay, wood or stone and with the combination of his paintings and sculptures he was honored to win several art competitions and have his work exhibited in many galleries throughout the Southwest.
Alan currently lives just outside Atlanta, GA and continues to paint and pursue his passions for art. He has been fortunate to travel the world extensively and uses photos from his favorite locations to share the beauty of the world with those around him. He specializes in Impressionism but also does very detailed work and portraits. His landscapes and seascapes reflect the creativity he learned at a young age and he continues to experiment and perfect his technique by using a wide range of tools.
September 12, 2016
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Alan Lakin (Born 1951)
"I feel it is our duty as artists to leave this world a little bit better by sharing our passions with those around us.
Never limit your imagination, even a misplaced brush stroke causes interest in the eye of the beholder. Our best work has yet to be presented."