Who is he?
Paul Alleyne is an artist. He is also a writer, currently with two published books, (Whatever It takes, and These are Our Stories.) His skills, both as visual artist and writer are self taught and are broad in terms of his ability to complete a variety of art and writing projects.
He is a product of his environment, having grown up in the West Indies, (The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.) and transplanted to the United States where he has resided for over 45 years.
His visual works consists of primarily digital photographs, digital paintings, and other related works. While he has painted using pen and pencil, brush and paint; on discovering that on the computer he is able to accomplish just about all he choose to, he has used its innovative and flexible platform as his medium, and besides, it is less messy.
In addition to the two published books, he has written approximately 100 poems and 4 short stories— yet to be published. Several of his poems compliment his visual art images, some are inspired by those images.
His mantra is that artists should work from inside, out; and not outside in. Limitations and failure exists for those artists who choose to follow trends and be influenced by what they see and not by who they are. Art is internal and created as the result of a need to display emotions, put in context rational thinking and to entertain the viewer— which is why Paul chooses to offer only minimum descriptions or explanation of his work, and particularly the abstract images; allowing the viewer an opportunity to make their own determinations and form their own conclusions, based on their own life’s experiences.
His own quote:” I am not “in love” with my Art; I am “in love” with the ideas which inspire me to be creative.”
You may contact Paul Alleyne at: firstname.lastname@example.org and 310-462-6544