Est. 1984

I was an art student, turned long distance driver. A lonely life, with strangers for company, passers-by as friends, but Stars of the Road to guide you. A closed profession. I was lucky to be in at the end of the golden era of Road Haulage when it was a grand job. And some fantastic memories that never ever leave you. After 20 years on the road I went back painting, covering the one subject I knew. No Still-lifes or Nudes - instead Lorries and Roads. Art galleries weren't interested, so we made our own fixed display of originals to take round the local country fairs and get some work. I sold pictures with the Faversham art society and at our only exhibition in Rochester. We moved to Aberaeron, West Wales and our family began a new life travelling our gallery nationwide. No-one was doing this then. All uncharted territory. We went round from April 'til November, mostly to the North. After a few years we settled for six good rallies, selling paintings, prints, cards, and books. We travelled the show 22 years, up to 2007, with winter calendar delivery trips across the UK. We found plenty of work to do, and met some amazing folk. Hard Going sometimes, but the Charmed Life always ! - Alan/Roadscapes

Eventually Colleen and I met. Once or twice she came as a driver’s mate. The painting, in Flashe Vinyl and framed in Hemlock, shows us going by the fog bound Windwhistle pub high up on the old A30 near Crewkerne. We were away for the week delivering and not long married.