Allan Friedlander paintings of landscapes, flowers, and abstracts reflect his many interests. Born and raised in Southern Georgia gave him a passion for the rural countryside and a love of the outdoors. After leaving the South Allan had the opportunity to live in many other parts of the country and even aboard. Finally settling in Northern California one of the most beautiful areas of the country.
In pursuit of his passion, he studied art at Washington University and Maryland Institute College of Art obtaining his BFA degree in Fine Art. Allan spent many years doing Stock Photography. Allan traveled the world taking photographs. Then in 1999 a decision was made to go full time as a painter using photography only as a source for his landscape paintings. Giving up a job of over 20 years, to devote full time efforts to painting.
Internally driven and emotionally charged his work has a look of a mixture of different styles. With the ability to combine different subjects of flowers and landscapes in an Abstract manner which gives the paintings a special look. Color being a key element.
In his paintings he has tried to create a feeling of the beauty that Allan sees all around him in nature. Sometimes done in an abstract or semi-abstract manner . The important thing is feelings use thru colors to express different emotions. This is the guiding force of the work and it comes from Allan's deepest inner feelings. Hoping to share that excitement with others. With the hope that the viewer can enjoy and be moved.
In a short period of time Allan a self-representing artist has sold hundreds of paintings in the United States and In countries all over the world including Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Holland, Mexico, Portugal, Japan, Switzerland and others.
Allan’s work has been selected for the Art in Embassies Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and will be displayed at the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan.
San Francisco, CA, United States
Education: Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Md., B.F.A. Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. University of Memphis, Memphis. Tn. 2003-PresentMember of San Francisco Artists GuildPublished:2002Signed Limited Editions Prints Published by Nextmonet.ComShows:2002Desert Art Collection, Palm Desert, Ca.2001JCC Gallery, St.Louis, Mo.2001"255 California Gallery" San Francisco, Ca.Selected Solo Exhibits:Ma Tante Sumi San Francisco Ca. May 2004Selected Group Exhibitions:2001Midland Arts Association 2001 Juried Art Exhibition,Midland,Tx."Naval 17th Annual National Juried Art Show",Redding, Ca.2000"Not Under Glass" St. Louis Artist" Guild, St. Louis, Mo."Ah Men '00" Barrington Area Arts Council, Barrington, Il."Reading Between the Lines" A National Juried Exhibition",Danville, Ky."21st Annual Mountain Art Show 2000", Bernardsville, Nj."20th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show",Stamford,Ct."Lines Into Shapes", National Art Exhibition, Estes Park, Co."Central Kentucky Art Guild National Fine Art Exhibition",Buffaki, Ky."The National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society Exhibition2000", Osage Beach, Mo."Faces on Places", St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, Mo.South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, Ar."65th Annual National Exhibition of the Cooperstown ArtAssociation", Cooperstown, Ny.,