Alan Walsh (born 13 September 1982) is a British Artist and Gallery Owner based in Monaco (Walsh Gallery Monaco). Walsh is famous for his vibrant bold clean style of works heavily influenced by motor racing and the French Riviera. He is the resident artist at the luxury Hotel Martinez Cannes.
Walsh's works have featured for brands including Aston Martin, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Tag Heuer, Grey Goose Vodka, Bombay Sapphire, Coca Cola. He created the look and feel of Blue Coast Brewing Company, the Cote d'Azur based beer owned by sports stars such as Daniel Riccardo, Jenson Button and Tiffany Cromwell.
He is the co-founder of award winning drinks brand The Artisan Drinks Company, his characters bring the brands labels to life and are used throughout the brands billboard advertising campaigns with Ocean Outdoor.
Walsh spent his early career working in advertising agencies in the UK and Australia before focusing solely on his art having exhibited all around the globe, he owned two galleries in Australia, before opening Walsh Gallery Monaco in 2020.
WHY NO FACES?
As a 14 year old boy, Alan completed his work experience at a large UK advertising agency (Principles, Leeds). He was asked to story board some ideas for a TV commercial, when the Creative Director came back an hour later, Alan was still drawing the facial details of the characters on the first scene. He was quickly advised not to worry about such details and simply draw long hair for a female and short hair for a male and express movement and feelings through body language. He hasn't drawn a face since!