UpBeat Digital Art United Kingdom
Hi and welcome to my collection on ArtBoja. My name is Alan and I live in Dorset on the South coast of England. After taking early retirement a five years ago as a result of PTSD and depression I turned to artistic pursuits as a creative release. As a result I have stayed well for a number of years. As a photographer my focus has been on live music events and in this sphere of my work I photograph around 500 hundred bands a year. I now also photograph a lot of models and those depicted in my artwork are generally those I have photographed myself. It is perhaps unsurprising that most of the models I work with would fall into the "alternative" bracket. You will almost certainly recognise that most of the models I work with do not fall into the the stereotypical image of models as defined by the fashion industry. My vision is a simple one - we are all beautiful and I try to share that message through my art. My love of music drives my art. My pieces often have song lyrics as their inspiration. Most of my work has a music related idea behind it but you may not find it! My artistic style is often dark and dramatic, sometimes fanciful and occasionally political.