Alan Dean Artist

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“I  

respect  

the  

artists  

involved  

in  

abstract  

art,  

but  

I  

would  

prefer  

to

present   

life   

without   

distortion,”   

said   

Alan   

Dean.   

“   

Along   

with

aesthetics, I would rather have a message, too.

Alan  

Dean  

is  

best  

known  

for  

his  

Black  

art  

prints  

and  

reproduction

relating   

to   

Africa,   

African   

Americans,   

and   

Caribbean   

people   

and

culture.  

“Being  

an  

African  

American  

myself,  

I  

am  

more  

comfortable

with  

presenting  

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.  

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  

a  

large  

group  

of  

African  

American  

artists  

from  

the  

United  

States.

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  

are  

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.”