‘The life of a Penzance-dwelling Cornish artist isn’t all just about putting brushes to canvas. There’s a whole eco-system of surrounding factors in an artist’s life that can have small to profound impact on the end results of my work. During the Spring and Summer I come out of my painting den to be in the fresh air. It’s just so nice to paint outdoors, I can’t explain the feeling of joy I get from doing this. Creativity has always run in my family. My grandfather George Hann, was an acclaimed artist and mentor and my mother ran an oriental bazaar in Camden town.’ Alan Furneaux
Alan Furneaux was born in London and is a self-taught artist. He lives and works in Penzance, Cornwall and takes inspiration in the landscape, townscape and seascape around him and in turn by the St Ives group of painters associated with the region.