Meet the artists: Alan Overton
In the run-up to the Frome Virtual Open Art Trail 2020 we talk to artist Alan Overton about his work, the impact of Covid-19 and his hopes for the future.
My name is Alan Overton, I’m one of the Vicarage Street Gallery group.
I’m a self taught artist, I’ve been painting for over forty years. I paint mainly street scenes, buildings, shops, etc. I particularly like the Camden Town Group, and Edward Hopper. My main inspiration is the effects of light and shade, texture, pattern and structure.
During lockdown I have been less concerned with exhibiting my work, so have branched out a bit from my usual subject matter. I think I’ve been a bit more relaxed and playful!
As chair of Frome Art Society, I was obviously disappointed that our Spring Exhibition did not go ahead in the Black Swan Arts Centre as originally planned.
I am also a member of ‘Project Play’, and we had expected to do ‘Dad’s Army’ over Easter, though of course that has now been put on hold. (I’m playing Private Godfrey).
I hope when things eventually get back to normal that I will be exhibiting again, and treading the boards at the Merlin Theatre in Dad’s Army.
You can see more of Alan’s work on the Frome Art Society website.