Alan Furneaux, 1953 -
Born in 1953 in London, Alan Furneaux studied at the Reigate School of Art but left to play rhythm and blues until his late thirties. Returning to painting, he moved to Brighton in 1985 to be near his grandfather, George Hann, who was an established painter.
George, who painted throughout his life, had the greatest influence on Alan and taught him "never to be afraid of the canvas." Alan Furneaux paintings depict a fascinating study of the boundaries of representation, and his compelling, colourful images often synthesise still life landscape in a style uniquely his own. In recent years Alans work has come to the attention of galleries in London where he has held a number of solo and mixed exhibitions. Other exhibitions include the Brighton Pavilion Gallery, the Seymour Gallery, Totnes, the Beatrice Royal, Harbour Lights Gallery, Southampton and La Musée du Prieure, France. In 1995 he won a major commission for Caribbean Cruise Lines and his work is in the private collection of the National Rivers Authority, Hampshire. His work may be found in public and private collections.