Alanna Eakin (b.1988) is a British painter. She lives in London and works from her studio in Wimbledon. Graduating in 2010 with a BA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s London. Alanna took a step back after graduating. It is only in the past few years Alanna has gone on to seriously develop her professional art career and has since taken part in several exhibitions and art fairs in London and nationwide. Her work is constantly evolving and developing.
Alanna's work is inspired by nature, particularly exotic places like deserts where the colours are richer and highly saturated. She is drawn to vast desolate expanses, voids, devoid of human activity. It is the comforting and calming nature of these places that she wishes to translate to the viewer.
Alanna's work is unapologetically colourful, a staple that has been with her since a young age. Often her technique is decidedly abstracted, however recently she has been producing figurative features like trees and acknowledging the representation between sky and land.
She often starts a painting by viewing several photographs of a place and then with an initial immediacy she lets the brush and materials articulate her response, painting intuitively and from memory. Materials, layers, details and brush marks are almost as important to Alanna as the overall piece. Alanna works in several mediums including oil and acrylic paint and enjoys the way the materials force her to paint with various responses.
Alanna's approach is inspired by the likes of Henri Matisse, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Monet, Peter Doig, Georgia O'Keeffe and many more.
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