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Alan Bickley Staffordshire, United Kingdom




Having studied fine art and graphics at several colleges my career working as Editorial Artist with Northcliffe Newspapers PLC has kept me constantly in touch with all aspects of art and design. Painting in oils, acrylics and watercolour my aim is to maintain and develop an impressionistic style which I try and portray in my landscape and architectural paintings. Now retired and away from the stress of deadlines I have plenty of time to pursue my life-long hobby and continue to experiment with different techniques and subjects. Editor's choice, Artist of the month Summer 2015 in The Artist magazine - Editor's choice July 2015 in the Artist & Illustrator - Award winner at the 2016, 2017, 2018 Patchings Open Art Competition in conjunction with The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines. Winner of the August Anniversary competition run in conjunction with Great Art and the Leisure Painter. Runner-up in the Paint in the style of Van Gogh competition in conjunction with Royal Talens and The Artist Magazine. I am a frequent contributor to the Painters Online e-newsletter demonstrating my approach to painting. (7 demonstrations to date) including:- How to approach a complicated city landscape. Drypoint etching. Monotype printing. 60 minute oil sketching. Working from photographs in the studio. Winner of the April 2018 sketching competition judged by David Bellamy in conjunction with the Leisure Painter. Highly commended in the April and May 2018 sketching competitions judged by Adebanji Alade, Vice President of the ROI, in conjunction with The Artist magazine. Winner of the July sketching competition judged by Adibanji Alade, in conjunction with The Artist magazine.

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