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Alan Diggin has been a painter for the last 8 years, with his interest in abstract art initially being developed under artist Howard Taylor while studying architecture at The Western Australian Institute of Technology.

Alan has undertaken art studies at TAFE and The Claremont School of Art and has worked with abstract painter David Giles in David’s Freedom Art School.

He has also worked in architecture, town planning and urban design over the last 4 decades and this exposure has strongly influenced his obsession with creating abstract views of the landscape and city.

Diggin’s bold vibrant paintings are profoundly mystical and spiritual compositions of colour and space. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.

By choosing mainly formal solutions using a hard edge colour approach, he creates intense personal moments , masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, leading the viewer around and round in circles. His works do not necessarily reference readily recognisable forms. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning shifts and possible interpretation becomes multi-faceted. … More Blogs