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. We live in South-West corner of London with our two children Effie and Jack (when they are at home)

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Onstage at the Rose Theatre Kingston

For many years I worked towards solo exhibitions and completed commissions. During the 2010s I balanced life as a dad (looking after the children) and adapted my work schedule to include more group exhibitions and illustration work. In the 2020s I look forward to re-engaging with some more personal themes as well as new adventures with collaborators.

Alban

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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