Alanna Eakin

Alanna Eakin

London, London, United Kingdom

About Alanna Eakin

Alanna Eakin (b.1988) is a British painter. She lives in London and works from her studio in Wimbledon. Graduating in 2010 with a BA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s London. Alanna took a step back after graduating. It is only in the past few years Alanna has gone on to seriously develop her professional art career and has since taken part in several exhibitions and art fairs in London and nationwide. Her work is constantly evolving and developing.

Alanna's work is inspired by nature, particularly exotic places like deserts where the colours are richer and highly saturated. She is drawn to vast desolate expanses, voids, devoid of human activity. It is the comforting and calming nature of these places that she wishes to translate to the viewer.

Alanna's work is unapologetically colourful, a staple that has been with her since a young age. Often her technique is decidedly abstracted, however recently she has been producing figurative features like trees and acknowledging the representation between sky and land.

She often starts a painting by viewing several photographs of a place and then with an initial immediacy she lets the brush and materials articulate her response, painting intuitively and from memory. Materials, layers, details and brush marks are almost as important to Alanna as the overall piece. Alanna works in several mediums including oil and acrylic paint and enjoys the way the materials force her to paint with various responses.

Alanna's approach is inspired by the likes of Henri Matisse, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Monet, Peter Doig, Georgia O'Keeffe and many more.

Education

Central Saint Martins, London, UK, Foundation Degree, 2007
Central Saint Martins, London, UK, BA Fine Art, 2010

Exhibitions

Shows:
NOV 19th - 22nd 2020
Wimbledon Art Fair, Online

​NOV 1st 2020 11am - 5pm
Art Under The Rainbow, Eccleston Yards, Victoria, London

OCTOBER 8th - 11th 2020 (Cancelled)
Roy's Art Fair, Boiler House, Brick Lane, London

​JUNE 15th - Ongoing
Work Displayed at Wychwood Gallery, Oxfordshire

​JUNE 5th - 30th
Nature Reflected, Group Show, Artfully Sorted, Online

​MAY 14th - 17th 2020
Wimbledon Art Fair, Online

​APRIL 2nd - 5th 2020 (POSTPONED UNTIL 2021)
Roy's Art Fair - Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London

​MARCH 12th - 15th 2020
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Evolution Centre, London

​MARCH 6th - 8th 2020
Talented Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London

​FEB 3rd - 28th 2020
Parsons Green Art Festival, Ad Lib Events, London

​2019
NOV 14th - 17th 2019
Wimbledon Art Fair, London, SW17 0BB

​JUNE 15th - 29th 2019 (ONLINE)
'Lush', Flat Space Art, Artsy

​MAY 9th - 12th 2019
Wimbledon Art Fair, London, SW17 0BB

​APRIL 4th - 7th 2019
Roy's People Art Fair - Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London

​MARCH 1st - 3rd 2019
Talented Art Fair - Old Truman Brewery, London until 2018

​NOV 16th - DEC 27th 2018
All The World Desires - Gallery Du 808, Bristol

​APR 25th - MAY 31st 2015
Club Banger 1, Updown Gallery, Kent

​MAY 12th - 15th 2011
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, London

​FEB 3rd - 27th 2011
Recent Graduates Show, Jealous North Gallery, London

JAN 19th - 23rd 2011
London Art Fair, London Design Centre, London

DEC 1st - 25th 2010

Christmas Show, Jealous North Gallery, London

NOV 4th - DEC 4th 2010

New Era 90th Anniversary Show, Old Truman Brewery, London. Also shown in Berlin, Milan, Barcelona and Paris


JUN 2010
Central Saint Martin’s Degree Show