Allan P Friedlander, San Francisco CA Member Since December 2009 Artist Statement My paintings of landscapes, flowers, and abstracts reflect my many interests. Born and raised in Southern Georgia has given me a passion for the rural countryside and a love of the outdoors. After leaving the South I had the opportunity to live in many other parts of the country and even aboard. Finally settling in Northern California one of the most beautiful areas of the country.
In pursuit of my passion, I studied Art at Washington University and Maryland Institute College of Art obtaining my BFA degree in Fine Art. Then I spent many years doing Stock Photography. traveling the world taking photographs. Then in 1999 I decided to go full time as a painter using photography only as a source for his landscape paintings. Giving up a job of over 20 years, to devote full time efforts to painting.
Internally driven and emotionally charged my work has a look of a mixture of different styles. With the ability to combine different subjects of flowers and landscapes in an Abstract manner which gives the paintings a special look. Color being a key element.
In my paintings I have tried to create a feeling of the beauty that I see all around me in nature. Sometimes done in an abstract or semi-abstract manner . The important thing is feelings use thru colors to express different emotions. This is the guiding force of the work and it comes from my deepest inner feelings. Hoping to share that excitement with others. With the hope that the viewer can enjoy and be moved.
In a short period of time that I have been a self-representing artist I have sold hundreds of paintings in the United States and in countries all over the world including Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Portugal, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and others.
Many paintings are part of numerous private and corporate collections.
My work was selected for the Art in Embassies Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and was on displayed at the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan.