Alan Mould

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Alan Mould

Art and nature are Alan Mould’s two greatest interests in life, so living on the slopes of a beautiful river valley amid a wealth of wildlife, he is never short of inspiration for painting and drawing.

As an artist Alan is primarily a watercolourist, preferring to use vibrant colours and simplified forms to produce works in a more contemporary style, but he also has a BA hons in Illustration and Design (Sunderland University 2004), which helped Alan embrace modern technology in combining photographs, watercolours and digital painting to produce stylish computer-generated images; leading to large scale commissions from Gateshead Council, the RSPB and Tesco for the local re-introduction of the spectacular bird of prey, the Red Kite.

Alan’s work often shows a sense of humour, typified in a four-year run of cartoons in the prestigious BBC Wildlife magazine, and probably led to the development of the caricature birds he creates now, with the aim to give the creatures he loves observing a character of their own, while keeping the elements of plumage, colour and form which makes them instantly recognisable.