I am an artist/painter, & a creative spirit at heart.   My style, based as it is on the Golden Age of Dutch painting, and is drawing the attention of art enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. My studio is based in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa.

My passion for art began at the age of 14 years, and although my primary career was spent in the fields of design & architecture, I reignited my passion for oil painting in 2012 and have since built a successful career as a professional artist, with a focus on figurative portraits, wildlife, and landscapes. While my work is realistic and representative in nature, I am not limited to any specific style or subject matter, and I often explore new techniques and ideas to keep my art fresh and exciting.  

I paint primarily in oils on linen canvas.

My art is deeply rooted in my life experiences, and my latest figurative work is biased towards social & historical issues.   I hope that my paintings inspire and connect with others on a personal level.   As an artist, I believe that my work is not complete until it resonates with the viewer and evokes an emotional response with a direct connection to their own life experience.

In addition to being inspired by the old masters, I draw inspiration from more contemporary artists like John Singer Sargent, Bo Bartlett, Andrew Wyeth, Odd Nerdrum, Vincent Desiderio, Cesar Santos and Antonio Lopez Garcia.

Whether you are a seasoned collector or a new art enthusiast, I invite you to experience the beauty and passion of my art and join me on this incredible journey.-
B I O
B.A. Honours degree from Middlesex University in London - (previously Hornsey College of Art & Design).
The HCA was "an iconic British art institution, renowned for its experimental and progressive approach to art and design education”.
A R T   E D U C A T I O N
A L A N    W E I S S   F I N E   A R T I S T   ( O I L S   O N   L I N E N / C A N V A S )
O R I G I N A L  F I G U R A T I V E   A R T;    L A N D S C A P E S   &   W I L D L I F E
S T Y L E :    R E P R E S E N T A T I O N   &   R E A L I S M
E X H I B I T I O N S
Occhi Contemporary Art Group Winter Show, 23rd December 2021 - 21 January 2022.  (Part of award-winning Occhi Arts & Entertainment Ltd/ LLC, a New York and London-based consultancy).
Finalist in the New York Artios Gallery "United Through Art" exhibition 2020.
Occhi Contemporary Art Solo Exhibition - "Out of Africa"  2022.
Occhi Contemporary Art Solo Exhibition - "Transition"  2023
P U B L I C A T I O N S    &    G A L L E R Y    R E P R E S E N A T I O N S
Published interview in Occhi Magazine "In Conversation with Visual Artist /Architect Alan James Weiss"

Published interview in Occhi Magazine "Transition" - A New Exhibition by Alan James Weiss.

My work is represented internationally by SAATCHI ART, by ARTOUI  gallery in Germany, and by OCCHI CONTEMPORARY ART in London & New York,
www.occhicontemporary.art
www.saatchiart.com/alanweiss
www.artoui.com/en
www.southafricanartists.com
IMG_6595 (2000 x 1006)