b. Wales Al is a professional painter and a teacher of Fine Art. Born and brought up in South Wales he now lives and works in Hampshire. He has exhibited extensively over recent years and has been involved in a number of group and one-man exhibitions. The human figure has always been his main source of inspiration, since his early life drawing sessions at Art college. This fascination of the form, structure and movement of the figure continues to be central to Al's work. His paintings reflect the classical beauty of the human figure the dramatic use of light, coupled with the directness of the pose, resulting in images that are powerful and sometimes confrontational. Al is currently recognised as one of the UK's leading contemporary figurative artists'.