For about 25 years I worked in a pop art format which allowed me to use a wide variety of source material and techniques. However, a desire to make pictures with a more traditional look prevailed. Today I appreciate a well-crafted painting while incorporating advanced technology. Original compositions are first drawn with ink-wash on handmade paper. I take photographs based on these original compostions. I then work on the images in a computer with Photoshop. Once I have laid out the image in the computer I print it on archival paper as a basis for the painting. The print is cut and glued to a board and worked on with many layers of oil paint, glaze and varnish.
Education
The George Washington University BA Fine Arts 1973
Corcoran School of Art 1971-3
Partial List of Exhibitions
2005 Annual U.S. Embassy Art Show, Paris, France
2003 Exhibited series of paintings on Landscapes and Monuments, New Delhi, India
2001 Paintings in portfolio - Art Pilgrim Gallery, New Delhi, India
1993 Created "Pegasus" for Rockne Krebs' 3-D laser projection, Sacramento, CA
1989 Group Show - International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC
1988 Group Show (Cultural Exchange with Hungarian artists) - Fine Arts Academy, Budapest, Hungary, October
1983 Corporate Warfare - Nourse Gallery, Washington, DC, September
1982 Chinese Movie Stills - Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, January
1981 Annual Washington Area Designer's Show, December
Reviews
The Intowner, October 1992, David Barrows, Alan Wald-Paintings
WashArt, May 1989, Kathy Keler, Arts Interaction
The Washington Post, August 1984, Blair Gately, Rebels Who Go Paint In The Night
Unicorn Times, March 1982, Jim Waddell, Washington Artist: Al Wald