"Buildings touch our lives and shape our environment whether they are the grand monuments for which our cities are famous or whether they are the shops and dwellings that form the character of an area."
Alastair's background as an architect gives him a unique perspective as a travel artist. He is able to bring together a detailed study of the building he selects with the surrounding elements, be it people, water, trees, or even washing. The results are stunning compositions rich in colour and texture which instantly capture the subject and its setting.
As one of the UK's leading architectural artists, Alastair's work has found recognition through publication in the national press including Architectural Review, Country Living and The Sunday Express. He has exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad and his work is retailed at Fired Earth, Kew Gardens and the V&A museum in London.
|2008||'Peoples Vote' runner-up at the UKCPS Annual Exhibition held at the RWA; Bristol|
|2006||Commissioned to draw the rose window of Bristol Pro-Cathedral by leading developers Urban Creation|
|2005||Shortlisted in the ‘best drawing' category at the recent Vision 05 exhibition Left Wing Gallery, Sloane Square|
|Aug 2002||Selected for the CPSA annual exhibition held in Dallas, Texas.|
|Aug 2002||Featured in The Sunday Express Style magazine by Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen.|
|July 2002||Palm House awarded 'Picture of the Year' at UKCPS annual awards.|
|March 2001||Framed print presented to Sir Paul McCartney by Kew Gardens.|
|Oct 2001||Greeting cards published by the RIBA and distributed internationally. Outlets include the V&A museum in London.|
|June 2000||Work exhibited at the ARC GALLERY as part of the IMAGES OF ARCHITECTURE exhibition in London.|
|October 1998/2000||Works selected as artwork for the ARCHITECTS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, an annual Christmas card which was sold widely across the U.K.|
|February 1998||Nominated by David Rock, president of the RIBA, to carry out commissions to draw three properties in London.|
|1996/7/8/9/2000||Drawings selected for exhibition at the ROYAL WEST OF ENGLAND ACADEMY autumn exhibition.|
|1996/7/8||Drawings selected for exhibition at the society of Architect Artists annual show at the ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS in London.|
|July 1996||Drawings published in the July edition of ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW distributed and sold worldwide.|
|May 1996||Finalist in ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW CENTENARY YEAR international drawing competition|