Alan was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Florida, School of Architecture in 1975 and has worked in architectural offices in Savannah, Beaufort, Kiawah Island and Charleston. He has lived in Charleston since 1979. He is a LEED accredited professional architect and formerly a partner in the architecture firm McKellar & Associates. He has a studio at Redux and divides his time between art and architecture.
He has an interest in abstract expressionism and minimalist artwork. His artistic efforts have developed out of an interest in deconstructing architectural drafting and rendering techniques and reassembling them into simply composed and precisely rendered non-representational works that contain elements of both drafting and painting.
His work has been shown at the Corrigan Gallery, Mitchell Hill Gallery, Charleston Arts Festival, The Venue Inn, Jericho Arts and the Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Show at the City Waterfront Gallery he recently collaborated with Hirona Matsuda on “Wall Line 2” a site specific installation at ArtFields in Lake City. He is represented by The George Gallery.
Alan lives with his wife in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina.