Alan Dean Artist

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“I  

respect  

the  

artists  

involved  

in  

abstract  

art,  

but  

personally,  

I  

would  

prefer  

to

present  

life  

without  

distortion.”  

say  

Alan  

Dean.  

“  

Along  

with  

aesthetics,  

I  

would

rather  

have  

a  

message,  

too.  

Alan  

Dean  

is  

known  

more  

for  

his  

Black  

art  

prints  

and

reproduction   

relating   

to   

Africa,   

African   

American   

and   

Caribbean   

people   

and

culture.   

“being   

an   

African   

American   

myself,   

I   

am   

more   

comfortable   

with

persenting my perspective on Afro-Americana, if there is such a word.”

“I  

am  

originally  

from  

Baltimore  

Md.,  

but  

I  

have  

traveled  

to  

and  

lived  

in  

several

states  

in  

the  

United  

States  

over  

the  

years.  

Eventually,  

I  

ended  

up  

moving  

to  

the

Caribbean  

where  

I  

lived  

for  

over  

a  

decade,  

enjoying  

the  

beautiful  

people  

and

places  

down  

there.  

While  

there,  

I  

produced  

several  

of  

the  

drawings  

that  

you  

see

on  

my  

website.  

While  

in  

the  

Caribbean  

I  

was  

also  

blessed  

to  

pursue  

my  

other  

love,

which  

is  

singing.  

I  

billed  

myself  

as  

The  

Soul  

Singer  

and  

I  

entertained  

tourists

visiting  

the  

island  

I  

was  

living  

at  

the  

time.  

If  

you  

would  

like  

to  

hear  

my  

singing  

and

see a few of my videos from the islands you can click my singing tab.”

“In  

the  

1980s  

I  

was  

blessed  

to  

participate  

in  

an  

art  

show  

in  

West

Africa  

with  

many

other  

African  

American  

artist.  

Recently,  

I  

spent  

a  

year  

in  

Southeast  

Asia  

where  

I

spent  

time  

traveling  

throughout  

the  

Philippines,  

Cambodia  

and  

Vietnam.  

I  

enjoyed

my  

traveling  

very  

much  

and  

I  

have  

seen  

some  

beautiful  

places  

and  

met  

some

fascinating  

people.  

However,  

everywhere  

I  

have  

been  

I  

found  

that  

the  

people  

had

more  

problems  

than  

what  

we  

have  

in  

the  

United  

States.  

Eventually,  

I  

concluded

that  

there  

is  

no  

safe  

refuge  

from  

the  

problems  

that  

is  

plaguing  

our  

world  

today.  

I

then   

decided   

to   

move   

back   

to   

the   

United   

States   

and   

strive   

to   

help   

make   

a

difference here that will set a better example for the world.”