Alan Kingsbury was born in London in 1960 and began painting in oils at the age of nine.
He studied psychology and art history at the University of Wales, taking his degree in psychology in 1982 and
pursued a further year of full time study of art history in London, specialising in old master and modern European painting.
In 1983 he was offered a student internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice which enabled him to paint and study the art and architecture in the city. Following this he took up the post of cataloguer of modern paintings at Bonhams fine art auctioneers in London.
In 1986 Kingsbury left London to pursue his career as an artist. Initially returning to Venice where he worked daily outdoors, painting oil sketches of the architecture in varying light conditions. At the end of this year he moved to Dumfriesshire in Scotland where he spent the subsequent five years developing his painting style and refining his technique. It was here that he began to compose the imaginative figure subjects that characterised his work for over twenty years
In 1991 he moved to West Cornwall , where he now lives with his wife , the abstract painter Morag Ballard.
Alan Kingsbury is an elected Academician of the Royal West of England Academy and today concentrates on large scale still life, interior and landscape compositions in a fluid and highly painterly style.
Courtesy of the artist’s website.