Alan Solis, Eastern North America Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement Born and raised at the Maliseet Nation at Tobique less than ten miles from the border. Alan Solis is a North American Aboriginal through the Maliseet Tribe of the Wabanaki Confederacy in northeastern North America.
Alan started receiving art lessons at a very early age from his brother Rueban Deveau and cousin (Dozay) Arlene Nicholas who are now accomplished artists.
He has studied under Fred Ross, Molly Lamb Bobak and Brigid Toole-Grant at the “Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre” in St. Andrews N.B. as a teenager
in the late 70’s.
In the early 90’s he attended (NMTC) Northern Maine Technical College in Presque Isle Maine for Drafting/Carpentry for two and a half years.
In 1996 Alan moved to New Mexico to work as a sculpture assistant with world renowned artist sculpture Tim Nicola (Penobscot). He went back to school in 1997, Alan received an Associates of Arts in Advertising Art at ”The Art Centre” in Albuquerque, NM. Which includes computer graphic design, illustration, web design, marketing and advertising.
In 2004 he was recognized by his peers as an “Up and coming artist” from the (N.B.A.B) New Brunswick Arts Board. He now owns “Wabanaki Creations”.
In his younger years he was a scouted athlete and represented N.B in the Canada Summer Games for baseball. And is no slouch in hockey either.