‘The Green, Green Hills of Home’ is a way to honor the special memories I have of growing up amidst the lush, green Sandhills. Recent trips have reaffirmed my love of that area. I hope you enjoy this series. I’ve certainly enjoyed painting them.
Alan R. Smith
When picking a subject matter for a painting, I look for simple objects with movement of line and shapes that will cast an interesting shadow.
"Excursions" is more than depictions of different locations and people - it is about exploring the identity of those places. Sometimes, it is through recreating the 'feel' of the place, with its' hazy, hot, humid atmosphere; or a deserted street with harsh street lights and a lone someone hurrying to cross the street. Other times, it is about people that give those places their identity - walking, riding, performing, mingling... living. Most often, though, it is the interaction of the people and environment that create the identity of the place.