Alan Dean is an artist who has produced quality realistic pencil drawings and paintings that relate to African American, African, and Caribbean people. Alan also considers himself to be a singer and he is an instructor in the self defense art of wing Chun.
"I respect the artists involved in abstract art, but personally, I prefer to present life without distortion," says Alan Dean. "Along with aesthetics, I would rather have a message, too."
Alan has participated in the International Conference of Artists Art Show that took place in Dakar Senegal, West Africa. Alan's most recent works of art were produced while traveling to several of the Caribbean Islands.
Alan is now traveling to a few countries in Asia and he is now in Cambodia and he also has visited the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States Alan started drawing around the age of four.
Alan attended Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School in Baltimore for Commercial Art and took additional training at Schuler's School of the Fine Art, that is also located in Baltimore. Several of Alan's works are in private collections around the United States.