Alan James Mcleod

Alan James Mcleod

Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom

About Alan James Mcleod

After a brief, but successful career as a freelance textile designer, I had a long hiatus away from the world of art and design. Only returning in earnest at the beginning of 2014, producing hand-painted papers that I often collage together, to produce mainly abstract and highly textural artworks.


'Are there any truly unspoiled exotic locations left to discover? That is the question Alan poses as he returns to Gloucester Road’s pop-up art space, Gallery40 with an exhibition full of atmospheric and lyrical works. The collection is united by the belief that "after the plundering, years of neglect and souvenir hunting, all that remains are fragments of architectural and decorative surfaces". And the result is a body of intriguing abstracts with layers of interest to captivate the viewer. Alan’s early career was in textile design. Perhaps this explains the subtle synergy he creates between decorative elements and textured surfaces to imbue each work with mystery and meaning using gouache, gold paint and gold-leaf.' Brighton Arty


''When we viewed Alan’s recent portfolio of work, we were immediately impressed by the breadth and depth of the content – and its complete ‘hang-ability’ in any home setting. The work is modestly priced and we were convinced that this collection should be seen and enjoyed by a new audience. It is skillful and has a craftsman’s understanding and character. Definitely one to watch.'' Doubtfire Gallery

Education

Edinburgh College of Art 1986 - 1990

Exhibitions

Works on paper, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh August 2014

Littlehampton Open, Littlehampton Museum July - September 2014

Summer show, Cameron Contemporary Art, Hove July/August 2014

Delectation, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh December/January 2014/15

Winter show, Cameron Contemporary Art, Hove December/January 2014/15

Outscapes Inscapes, solo show, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh May 2015

Between the endless night, joint show, Gallery40, Brighton September 2015

SUSS6 Layers of Contemporary Art, Worthing Museum & Art Gallery Oct 2015 - Jan 2016

Artist Open Houses, Atelier51 Brighton December 2016

Circus, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh December/January 2015/16

New paintings, Gallery40, Brighton June 2016

Open studio for Worthing Artists Open Houses June/July 2016

Selected for The Other Art Fair, Arnolfini Bristol July 2016

Art and Soul at Falmer, part of Lewes Artwave August /September 2016

Winterescence , Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh, December/January 2016/17

Selected for Open16, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery November 16 - March 2017

Part of Worthing Artists Open Houses, New Parade, Worthing June 2017

Summer Show, Cameron Contemporary Art, Hove July/August 2017

Sacred Traces, joint show, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh July 2017

Selected for The Other Art Fair, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol September 2017

Selected for The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London October 2017

Selected to show at Buy Art Fair, Manchester Central, Manchester October 2017

Winter exhibition at Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol Dec - Jan 2018

Winter Season at Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh Dec - Jan 2018

Winter show at Cameron Contemporary Art, Hove Dec - Jan 2018

Selected for The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, Holborn , March 2018

Solo Show Colonnade House Creative Hub Worthing April 2018

Spring Art Fair Landmark Arts Trust, Teddington May 2018

Summer show Limetree Gallery, Bristol June -August 2018

Selected for The Other Art Fair, Passenger Shed, Bristol July 2018

Art and Soul at Falmer part of Lewes Artwave August/September 2018

Roy's People Art Fair Bargehouse London November 2018

Affordable Art Fair Singapore Edinburgh Art Fair with limetree Gallery November 2018

Worthing museum and art gallery December-February 2019

Cameron contemporary Winter show December-January 2019

Doubtfire Gallery Edinburgh Winter show December-January 2019

‘Works on paper’ Limetree Gallery Long Melford February 2019

Bath Art Fair, March 2019

The Other Art Fair Truman brewery London March 2019

Easter art and poetry show, Art and Soul at Falmer, St Laurence Church Falmer April 2019

Mixed show, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh May/June 2019

West Sussex Art Fair, Goodwood racecourse, Chichester May 2019

Solo show Eden Court theatre, Inverness July 2019

Childwickbury arts fair, St Albans July 2019

One of the 'top 5 artists' exhibiting at The Other Art Fair, London, 2017. chosen by Art Aesthetics, in
conjunction with Saatchiart.
One of '4 must see artists' exhibiting at The Other Art Fair, London, 2017. selected by Design Junction