with his Mighty Mullet Dogs
Alan's lifelong career as a professional commercial illustrator and fine artist began in 1981 at age 23. He was born and raised in historic Pensacola, Florida, first settled in 1559 by the Spanish explorer Don Tristan De Luna. Pensacola is known world wide as the home of "The Worlds Whitest Beaches", the U.S.S. Oriskany Memorial Reef, and is renowned at the "Red Snapper Capitol of the World".
During his career Alan has produced hundreds of illustrations and paintings for fishing tournaments, bars and restaurants, and special events along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, California, the Great Lakes, Central and South America, the Caribbean Sea, and Australia.
His future goals are to produce more oil paintings, to exhibit in art shows, paint murals and portraits, to obtain his captain's license and to broaden his horizons in the challenging field of architectural rendering. And of course-to go fishing more. Much more!
Alan's artwork has appeared in Marlin magazine, SKA magazine, Gulf Coast Outdoors, Coastal Lifestyle, Diver magazine, Pensacola magazine, and Fishing Tournaments Guidebook.
Alan's philosophy is that he has been blessed with an artistic gift from God and that one day he will be held accountable for how he spent his lifetime as an artist.
"For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required". Luke 12:48
Alan owns and operates Big Lagoon Designs and works on commission from his home studio. He resides on Big Lagoon, Florida along with his wife and family who consider themselves to be "Guardians of the Coastal Lifestyle". And that goes for his fishing dogs Teddy and Boudreaux.