Alan Castleton

Artist & Illustrator

Although born and bred in King’s Lynn, the son of a local fisherman, I left the area when I was 17 and spent the next 33 years living and working in Essex. I returned to my roots in 2000 where I now paint on a commission only basis and only occasionally for my own amusement. Very often my work is seen and sold through private viewings; I have never exhibited simply because I’ve never amassed enough work to stage such an event.

Over the years I have used my meagre talents to raise money for charities, sometimes by providing one-off pieces for auction and on one occasion, by fully illustrating a calendar for The British Turkey Federation which raised 10’s of thousands of pounds to buy powered wheelchairs for severely disabled children.

These days I still work on a commissions only basis for a variety of subjects although ‘Property Portraits’ seem to be very popular and I have to say that in this region there are no shortage of beautiful homes worthy of painting.

Current projects include my biggest project so far, 40 watercolour paintings for a book entitled ‘King’s Lynn and West Norfolk’. The 96 page book, which is being written by two historians, is published by Cottage Publications and will be launched in September 2010.

Maybe I’ll have my first exhibition as a result of this . . . it’ll certainly be the first time I’ll have had so many paintings in my possession at any one time.

Contact this WNAA member

Address: 18, Beech Crescent
West Winch
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE33 0PZ

Telephone: 01553 390239

Email: ln254@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.alancastletonartist.co.uk

Cartoon Catching Turkeys

Catching Turkeys
Illustration

Cartoon Fanghorn

The Fanghorn
Illustration

Ringstead View

Ringstead View
Watercolour

Weathersfield Church

Weathersfield Church
Watercolour

Cockling In The Wash

Cockling In The Wash
Pastel