About

biog_albs_1973I was born in Rustington, West Sussex, England (1971). I’ve three brothers and two supportive parents.

In the 1990’s I completed degrees at Leicester Polytechnic and Kingston University.

From then on like many artists it was a matter of survival, trying to earn enough while finding time to work. I worked at Kingston College and Brunel University as a drawing lecturer; travelling around signwriting blackboards and decorating houses.

Around 2000 I moved to France for 4 years, painting and drawing full time. Initially the small village of Cambieure, Aude took me in and then I bought a small house in nearby Limoux.

I was luckily enough to meet my wife Natalie in 2002 and her daughter Effie. We all now live together with our youngest Jessamy in the South-West corner of London.

For many years I worked towards solo exhibitions and completed commissions. Since then I’ve been looking after the children and have adapted my work schedule to include more group exhibitions and illustration work.

Since 2010 my interests revolve around exhibiting in public spaces using magnets, documenting recording sessions and gigs for musicians, making animations and album cover images for Jazz Cats but always with a dedication to drawing from Life. Getting outside and being involved in the moment is what keeps me going.

Alban

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8 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Alban,
    Did not have the opportunity to thank you personally for the exhibition last Friday in Wimbledon,
    I pleased to be part of it with my two poems. Hope that you get this cannot find your e mail at the moment. yours Jo Silver josilver72@Yahoo.co.uk

  2. Hi Albin – It’s Sara from TwickFolk. I brought your ‘biscuit’ print at at the Twickenham Jazz exhibition. Please can you contact me re commissioning a matching ‘coffee’ print. Thanks.

  3. Albany Hi,
    I didn’t recognise you at the Turks Head on Wednesday … we liked the hat !
    I have just seen your drawings from the evening, BRILLIANT ! … your style is evolving nicely.
    FYI – on my study wall is a pic you did of me a few years ago at The Bloomsbury … “Milk Tray Man!”
    Keep up the great work.
    Regards
    Peter

  4. dear Alban, I am Patsy Belmonte, I teach art at the Yehudi Menuhin School. You met Robert Aldous who was acting as supply teacher and Alice. I look forward to speaking to you about your upcoming exhibition in the Menuhin Hall. Please contact me on 07941898929 as soon as you can to arrange a convenient date for you to hang your work. patsybelmonte@hotmail.com. I could not find your contact details on your website. That is probably me just doing five things at one.
    all the best Patsy

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