Alan Taylor Jeffries is a self-taught abstract expressionist painter working primarily in oils. He never begins with a plan or image in mind, he simply starts applying paint to canvas until something interesting happens. Then that “something” suggests the next thing, and the next, and so on, until a kind of internal logic emerges which he then attempts to follow.
Alan agrees with the critic who once said that a painting does not have to be "about" anything other than the process of its own creation. He is also guided by two quotes. The first is from Jean-Michel Basquiat: “I start a picture and I finish it. I don’t think about art while I work. I try to think about life.” The second is from Chuck Close: "Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work."