Alan Taylor Jeffries (atj1958)

Alan Taylor Jeffries (atj1958)

Biography

Born 10/19/58

Although I have had a lifelong interest in art, I only started to paint in 2008. I am self-taught.

All art is self-portraiture.

“I start a picture and I finish it. I don't think about art while I work. I try to think about life.” — Jean-Michel Basquiat

Exhibitions

Sept. 2009--Emerging Artist group exhibition, Artworks Around Town, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA

Jan. 12-Feb. 25 2012--Collective Conscious: Unified Planes group exhibition, Gate Gallery, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England

May 1st-July 2nd 2013—“Dali Through the Window” group exhibition, Gallery J2, Paradise Valley, AZ, USA

  • Gianfranco Ferlazzo (Pittore)
  • Giuseppe Cannistraro (cannistraro)
  • Andreas Thomas (ATHOM)
  • Steinar Rosenberg (srosenberg)
  • Leena Nousiainen (LeenaNousi)
  • Luke Gilliam (lukegilliam)
  • Diana Jahns (diana_jahns)
  • Lorette C. Luzajic (lorette)
  • Maria Margananda Tagorda (margananda)
  • Raimondo Izzo (raimondo53)
  • tommaso panzeri (tommasopanzeri)
  • Erik Holzworth (mustard)
  • ana milosavljevic (anaarts)
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Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on April 24, 2013 12:41:

Thank you very much for the favorites!

Luke Gilliam (lukegilliam)

Luke Gilliam wrote on April 05, 2013 10:20:

Sorry I can't find the piece I originally commented on. I took another look at your gallery. The works are brilliant. I was only referring to the pain you get when you paint in that style, it has a reminiscince of Basquiat, whom I love very much. In total I think I have about 5 works done in that brute force style. It is an emotional style of painting. Similar to how Van Gogh painted using his emotions and less 'thought'. It was meant as a compliment..

Luke Gilliam (lukegilliam)

Luke Gilliam wrote on April 03, 2013 09:43:

Painful to look at but brilliant.

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on March 30, 2013 15:33:

Thank you Alan!
Margareta in Sweden

Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on March 12, 2013 23:16:

Thank you Alan and have a nice evening!

Raimondo Izzo (raimondo53)

Raimondo Izzo wrote on January 09, 2013 18:10:

I like it

Jürgen  Wockert (cajunwocki)

Jürgen Wockert wrote on January 09, 2013 17:18:

thank you very much....and have a nice evening.

Sergey  Konstantinov (artstudiosk)

Sergey Konstantinov wrote on December 21, 2012 16:22:

Thank you Alan. Merry Christmas.

Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on December 21, 2012 15:15:

Thank you Alan for all of the favorites! Appreciate it! I wish you a merry Christmas!!Best wishes for the holidays:)

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on December 21, 2012 08:45:

Thanks Alan!

Raimondo Izzo (raimondo53)

Raimondo Izzo wrote on December 07, 2012 11:18:

Thanks for the fovorite and good work.

Jonas Pettersson (jonaspettersson)

Jonas Pettersson wrote on November 29, 2012 10:33:

Thank you very much Alan for your favs, nice works you have!!

Ian MacLeod (IanMacLeod)

Ian MacLeod wrote on November 29, 2012 03:47:

thank you!!
cheers, ian

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on October 31, 2012 17:28:

Alan! Many thanks!

Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on October 18, 2012 19:51:

Thank you very much Alan!

Ian MacLeod (IanMacLeod)

Ian MacLeod wrote on September 23, 2012 20:05:

thanks for the favorites!!

Ian MacLeod (IanMacLeod)

Ian MacLeod wrote on September 10, 2012 15:51:

thanks for adding my work to your favorites.
cheers, ian

ludmilla bambula (milla)

ludmilla bambula wrote on August 29, 2012 07:44:

Thank you - :-)) Milla

Sandra Wiesmüller (wiesmu)

Sandra Wiesmüller wrote on August 08, 2012 20:57:

many thanks for the fav!

Erik Holzworth (mustard)

Erik Holzworth wrote on August 05, 2012 03:56:

You are starting to become much more prolific, I like your style.

Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on July 22, 2012 15:59:

Thank you very much! appreciate it!

Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on June 24, 2012 11:27:

Hi Alan, Thank you mucho! I enjoy following your work-great!

paul huet (paulhuet)

paul huet wrote on June 23, 2012 07:06:

Thank You very much !

Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on June 10, 2012 19:19:

Thank you Alan:)

ana milosavljevic (anaarts)

ana milosavljevic wrote on May 23, 2012 11:01:

thanks for fav, great works, like basquiat :)

Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on May 21, 2012 17:17:

Thanks a lot Alan!Have a nice day:)AS

Maria Gust (mariagust)

Maria Gust wrote on May 02, 2012 22:54:

Hi atj! Danke für die Favoriten!
Freut mich gerade bei den Bildern ....
Gruß, Maria

Lorette C. Luzajic (lorette)

Lorette C. Luzajic wrote on April 26, 2012 13:58:

Hello atj.Thanks for the faves and for spending time looking at my work. I just joined and it has been a warm welcome so far! I enjoyed browsing your paintings, especially the purely abstract gestural ones. Some of them are perfect examples of work I"ve tried to achieve and couldn't quite "hit"...I'm also a self-taught artist and a fan of Basquiat, so I thought you might enjoy an article I wrote about Basquiat and a book review as well. I apologize that the article has blanks where there are supposed to be pictures- something happened to some visual files on my blog and I need to fix them, but for now they are down. http://ideafountain.blog.com/2011/12/14/jean-michel-basquiat%E2%80%99s-unquiet-mind/ and http://artnectar.com/2011/06/reading-basquiat-book-review/ Please stay in touch.

Johannes Huinink (johann_i)

Johannes Huinink wrote on April 25, 2012 23:01:

Thank you for the fav!

Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on April 22, 2012 14:39:

Great work!thanks for fav!

Milton Dias (megoizm)

Milton Dias wrote on April 19, 2012 18:32:

Tanx for the fav ATJ.

Jürgen  Wockert (cajunwocki)

Jürgen Wockert wrote on April 18, 2012 21:56:

great. is this your reaction to the the picture on the left?

Milton Dias (megoizm)

Milton Dias wrote on April 18, 2012 00:32:

5 stars!

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on April 06, 2012 20:07:

Thanks Alan!

Petra Senn (sennsight)

Petra Senn wrote on March 17, 2012 10:05:

Thank you very much, Alan !

Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on March 07, 2012 20:30:

Thank you Alan.:)Anne Sophie

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on March 04, 2012 07:58:

Thanks Alan!

GabyPaolo BergmannMoretto (GAPA)

GabyPaolo BergmannMoretto wrote on February 20, 2012 14:01:

Thank you!

Johannes Huinink (johann_i)

Johannes Huinink wrote on January 26, 2012 15:33:

Thank you so much. Johannes

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on January 24, 2012 15:58:

Thanks a lot!

Martin Claude Felt (martyfelt)

Martin Claude Felt wrote on January 18, 2012 10:22:

Thank you for favoriting my pink/purple and I have seen your work on art-break as well...I see the freedom and some qualities that you are expresses that, might i say, are outside of the 'norm" of where your roots are from and that is a huge risk to express...

Jürgen  Wockert (cajunwocki)

Jürgen Wockert wrote on January 15, 2012 08:03:

Thank you very much Allen.....and have a nice day.

Tate Hudson (tatehudson)

Tate Hudson wrote on December 03, 2011 14:19:

Hi Alan, thanks for the favorite. Have a great weekend. ~Tate~

Thomas Gathman  (gathman)

Thomas Gathman wrote on November 23, 2011 07:30:

:::))

Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on November 12, 2011 11:04:

Thanks Alan!Have a nice weekend.

Ian MacLeod (IanMacLeod)

Ian MacLeod wrote on November 05, 2011 20:20:

thanks for the favourites Alan.

ian

paul huet (paulhuet)

paul huet wrote on November 02, 2011 08:03:

Merci Alan !

tom frison (frison)

tom frison wrote on October 27, 2011 09:45:

Thank you, Alan.

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on September 27, 2011 11:48:

Thank you!

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on September 22, 2011 07:55:

Thanks Alan!

Tate Hudson (tatehudson)

Tate Hudson wrote on September 14, 2011 01:15:

Thank you, Alan.

Susan Lisbin (lisbin)

Susan Lisbin wrote on September 05, 2011 12:59:

Thank you for the favorite.
I enjoy your work, particularly like the black and white.

paul huet (paulhuet)

paul huet wrote on September 05, 2011 09:01:

Bonjour Alan ! Merci !

Rose Fleming (rosehip7)

Rose Fleming wrote on August 31, 2011 18:40:

such a goer man youre pouring them in! great stuff, love your textures and text/and color...
thanks hope youre going well there

paul huet (paulhuet)

paul huet wrote on August 26, 2011 07:20:

Merci Alan !

ludmilla bambula (milla)

ludmilla bambula wrote on August 18, 2011 20:18:

Ich danke dir... :-)) Milla

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on August 10, 2011 09:03:

Hi Alan! Thanks for favorites!
Margareta

michael chorney (fixel101)

michael chorney wrote on August 08, 2011 18:29:

alan, danke for choosing poltroon to add to your favs group. many thanks. i am greatly enjoying much of your recent work which features faces. excellent. ciao, mike

michael chorney (fixel101)

michael chorney wrote on July 16, 2011 15:26:

thanks, alan, for he awaits you. cheerio, mike

michael chorney (fixel101)

michael chorney wrote on July 16, 2011 15:15:

alan; thank you for your choice of orange apparition as a favorite. all the very best, mike

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on June 28, 2011 20:28:

Thanks Alan!

paul huet (paulhuet)

paul huet wrote on June 27, 2011 17:33:

Thank you Alan ! Cheers,Paul.

angela rohde (angelarohde)

angela rohde wrote on June 23, 2011 19:52:

Thanks Alan for favossimosus!
Cheers from angela

Jürgen  Wockert (cajunwocki)

Jürgen Wockert wrote on June 17, 2011 07:23:

Thank you very much again.

Jürgen  Wockert (cajunwocki)

Jürgen Wockert wrote on June 12, 2011 08:38:

Thank you very much.

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on June 10, 2011 07:50:

Alan, thanks for favos and comments.

Margareta in Sweden

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on April 13, 2011 08:00:

Alan, thanks and all the best!
Margareta

Sigal Ron (sabina)

Sigal Ron wrote on April 10, 2011 11:47:

thank you!

Sigal Ron (sabina)

Sigal Ron wrote on March 22, 2011 19:35:

Thank u Alan ! You are my first I don't know haw to navigate but in this place but I will .Greetings!

michael chorney (fixel101)

michael chorney wrote on March 21, 2011 20:00:

alan; i greatly enjoy your work and constantly go back over the compositions, extracting something new each time. many thanks for selecting one of my drawings as a favorite. the work is a response to the arizona shootings and it looks like i borrowed the colors from your work entitled "unstable 'something or other' " (crap, forgot). love that piece. in any event, cheers, mike

Peter Bies (peterbies)

Peter Bies wrote on March 18, 2011 20:51:

Thanks again!

Anne Sophie Lorange (annesophie)

Anne Sophie Lorange wrote on March 16, 2011 14:46:

Thank you, just love your works!Take care,AS

Hermann Haselstrauch (HermannHaselstrauch)

Hermann Haselstrauch wrote on March 16, 2011 13:09:

großen dank,alan
es ist mir eine ehre.
grüße von hermann

Jürgen  Wockert (cajunwocki)

Jürgen Wockert wrote on March 04, 2011 19:05:

Hi, Alan - Thats too much! That makes my day! That makes my weekend! You have a very good taste. All the best. Jürgen.

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on March 04, 2011 16:55:

Alan!
Thanks for kind words!
Margareta

Peter Bies (peterbies)

Peter Bies wrote on February 28, 2011 19:12:

Thanks for the favs!

joe davis (4doxa)

joe davis wrote on February 27, 2011 15:26:

Alan,

thanks for adding my work to your collection of favorites - just viewed your work and much impressed - particularly with what you have on page 1, which i suspect is your most current - maturing work for sure.

Where are you - w. virginia?

You list Ralph Torturro as a fav artist - do you know him?

As for me on this site - have not been much active of late - perhaps in the coming months will update and connect more with others - want to again say though that your work is strong - you understand composition and line - keep up, creativity is in us all waiting to be manifest - you're doing it.

Joe

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on February 25, 2011 17:32:

Tack Alan!
Margareta

ellen mulhern (ellenmulhern)

ellen mulhern wrote on February 24, 2011 18:21:

hi alan - thanks for favoring 'Spring'; i think i've seen you on 'artbreak'? like ur abstracts

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on February 23, 2011 17:06:

Thanks Alan!
From a cold and sunny Sweden.
Margareta

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on February 19, 2011 19:25:

Alan! Thanks for kind words! Appreciated!
Cheers,
Margareta

paul huet (paulhuet)

paul huet wrote on February 19, 2011 19:09:

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paul huet (paulhuet)

paul huet wrote on February 17, 2011 11:51:

Thank you very much Alan. I am rather representational. I made a small tour in your domain and your friendly interest for this try encourage me.

Tom Benkendorff (tombenkendorff)

Tom Benkendorff wrote on February 15, 2011 00:19:

Hi Alan again,
It is a pleasure as your art gives me pleasure and something to think about. As you have probably seen in my artwork I am experimenting with abstract backgrounds behind my figurative studies. But I am not as adventurous as you in the abstracts. I have been doing figurative drawings, paintings and linocuts for about forty years. I am reasonably happy with the figures, although sometimes I resort to what is safe and successful. This sometimes frustrates me. I joined Artdoxa tolearn and be inspired and to communicate with other artists. If you can see your way clear perhaps we can be contacts.
Tom

Tom Benkendorff (tombenkendorff)

Tom Benkendorff wrote on February 14, 2011 05:17:

Hi Alan
As a self-taught artist your have a wonderful sense of color, composition and proportion. You know when to stop - when the composition is "right". You do not overwork your compositions - they are fresh, rich and spontaneous. Many artists try to do what you seem to master and often with little success.
As brief as I can make it - The rule of proportion of 12ths is as follows : - one 12th of the picture space in the composition must be your very darkest tones ( eg black); one 12th of the picture space must be your lightest color ( eg white), one third of the picture space must be composed of the light to mid tones and one third must be of the mid to dark tones.
You have used this in a number of your compositions - that is what makes them great, particularly in your beautiful deep space composition "The evolution of ordinary things".
Tom

Tom Benkendorff (tombenkendorff)

Tom Benkendorff wrote on February 14, 2011 03:55:

Hi Alan
It is really pleasant when the classical rule of proportion applying 12ths is used in a modern, rich, deep-space abstract - in your work entitled " The evolution of ordinary things". You have created a work of great beauty that invites the viewer to explore every aspect within the composition.
Tom

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on February 08, 2011 10:48:

Thanks Alan!

Josef Winkler (atelier-winkler)

Josef Winkler wrote on January 24, 2011 16:49:

Thank you for the favorites.
Best regards Josef

Tom Benkendorff (tombenkendorff)

Tom Benkendorff wrote on January 22, 2011 05:51:

Thank you Alan for choosing my work to put into your favorites.
You have absolutely gorgeous fresh rich abstracts that I thoroughly enjoy.
Best regards
Tom

christopher chorney (chris)

christopher chorney wrote on January 17, 2011 19:16:

thank you, alan, for choosing one of my works as favorite. i greatly admire your work and find that many would fit the category of my own favorite. i need to get a bit of time and enjoy the collection of great art and make some selections. it seems that are styles are not too disparate-my father, who also has work on artdoxa, mentioned that to me. all the best, chris

roksana kularska-król (roxiparadoxi)

roksana kularska-król wrote on January 04, 2011 21:47:

Thank you very much!
:)

Giusy Geraci (pittrice)

Giusy Geraci wrote on November 30, 2010 17:50:

Thank you so much, Alan!
Best regards
G.

Peter Bies (peterbies)

Peter Bies wrote on November 29, 2010 01:42:

There's some fine stuff among your new stuff!

Jürgen  Wockert (cajunwocki)

Jürgen Wockert wrote on November 26, 2010 16:47:

Thank you very much, Alan.

Jeremy Norton (jezbcn)

Jeremy Norton wrote on November 22, 2010 22:12:

love the new work you just posted!...more energy...

Farnoosh Ashrafi (Farnoosh)

Farnoosh Ashrafi wrote on November 03, 2010 15:44:

Thank you for the favorites, Alan.
Best,
Farnoosh

Jürgen  Wockert (cajunwocki)

Jürgen Wockert wrote on October 13, 2010 21:05:

Hi, Alan - Thank you very much for your good taste. Jürgen.

Michael B. (MitchvanBraun)

Michael B. wrote on October 04, 2010 08:36:

HALLO ALAN, DANKE FÜR DEIN INTERESSE. - SO WIRD ES EIN GUTER TAG.
- BALD WIRD WIEDER "NACHGELIEFERT". - MIT GRÜSSEN. MICHAEL.

Margareta Jungerth Boo (jungerthb)

Margareta Jungerth Boo wrote on October 02, 2010 15:54:

Thanks Alan! I wish you a nice weekend.
Magareta in Sweden

Jürgen  Wockert (cajunwocki)

Jürgen Wockert wrote on September 15, 2010 08:30:

Thank you very much. That makes my day.