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    Alain is a local artist and has exhibited for many years in Sussex. His work can be found both in Britain and abroad.

His interest is human psychology within the creative process. He feels that creativity should be seen as limitless
and constantly in development. His understanding is that nothing in life remains the same. As we grow and
learn we change and so does his art work for it is an extension of himself. The art work therefore varies in
subjects, shapes and colours, however the author can be found in the essence of the finished piece .

Alain’s creations are mostly all imaginary no models are used , even in his figurative work, either sculptures
or paintings. He describes his work as being an organic process where shapes and form evolve out of the
materials he uses.

His first inspiration for his sculptured heads came from a trip to Bath , where he saw the Roman head of
Sulis Minerva . He became inspired by looking at the metal having been eroded over many hundreds of years
with its many variations of colours and forms, the gold chipped away in the process. Later while on the sea
shores next to Whitby, North Yorkshire, he came across thick boat chains lying in the water. They were of a
brilliant colour orange and red, like lava or a chunk of the Sun. He came back to Hove and was eager to
plunge his hands into wet clay, which he loves doing, and create a new sculpture. The pleasure is to rip,
pull off chunks of clay, placing them back randomly with sometimes a rough surface or a soft watery one.
It is to him a true life force, a life source. The natural world ,to Alain, is a treasure trove of inspiration from
its textures and colours to the amazing variety of shapes and forms, even those of human anatomy , which
has been one of his main sculptural interests.

Painting to Alain is a sensual experience of colour and sight. It is also a child in a sweet shop with the
difficult choice of ‘which colour bonbon to have’ . Vision here is foremost , differently to touch as in
the context of sculpturing , and Alain must have both.

He will say that to be involved with the creative process is to reconnect with his child self , where freedom
of play is true fulfilment . ‘To be without creativity is existing not living’.