As an accomplished artist with over five decades of experience, I have developed a unique and captivating style that has drawn the attention of art enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. My studio is based in the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa, where I create masterful works of art primarily using oils on canvas.
My passion for art started in 1969, and I have since built a successful career as a professional artist, with a focus on wildlife, portraits, 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 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 contemporary artists like John Singer Sargent, Bo Bartlett, Andrew Wyeth, Odd Nerdrum, Knut-Andre Vikshaland, Vincent Desiderio, 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 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
F A V O R I T E Q U O T E
"Great artists suggest possibilities. They don't answer the question, ever.
Joe Pro will give you the answer.
My favorite artists are those that suggest the answer, because they know that there is no answer". Vincent Desiderio
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.
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"
My work is represented internationally by SAATCHI ART, by ARTOUI & ARTMO galleries in Germany, and by OCCHI CONTEMPORARY ART in London & New York,