#45, Mixed Media, 16×20
Alan Braley, Expressive Artist
Alan Braley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1939 where he studied art at an early age. He was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh at the age of 12 to pursue his growing passion for art. Former art director, illustrator, advertising consultant, teacher and designer graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BFA in Applied Arts. He also studied at the art academy. Alan is a national award winning artist and designer. Alan, Claire and their dog Casey live in Washington, DC. They spend summers in Maine.
Alan begins with an idea. It grows and sends out shoots, and a series is born. Alan envisions on a core idea. It has always been that way. “Time disappears as color moves you in and among spaces that play with your fantasies. It could be a dream or the uncertain memory of a childhood adventure”. New ideas have come and flourished over the years each growing into a new series.