Alan M. Clark – Award Winning Artist…..Offering Free Classes
Alan M. Clark’s twenty year career has spiraled out from surreal artwork and illustration into collaborations with other artists, fiction writing, collaborations with other fiction writers, anthology editing, book publishing, and much more. In all things, Clark demonstrates a roving curiosity, a sly sense of humor, and a talent for finding the disturbingly surreal, yet human, element in his art.
Alan grew up in Tennessee in a house full of bones and old medical books. His awards include the World Fantasy Award and four Chesley Awards. He is the author of seventeen books, including ten novels, a couple of novellas, four collections of fiction, some of them lavishly illustrated, and a nonfiction full-color book of his artwork.
Clark’s artwork has appeared on books for publishers as diverse as Ace Books and Night Shade Books, ROC and Cemetery Dance Publications, McGraw-Hill and Borderlands Press. Magazine work has included paintings and illustrations for Amazing Stories, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, and Weird Tales. Short fiction by Clark has appeared in More Phobias, The Silver Web, and The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, among others. Clark has also published several books under his IFD publishing imprint founded by Clark, including several books of Clark’s art matched to stories inspired by his art, to much critical acclaim. Books from other publishers include the oversized Pain Doctors of Suture Self General (Arts Nova Press). This medically themed horror-humor coffee table book, with its combination of stunning full-color plates by Clark and collaborative text, is well worth seeking out, although currently not in print.
A four-time Chesley Award winner for his art and a World Fantasy Award winner for best artist, Clark has recently released a retrospective of his art entitled The Paint in My Blood.
Check out his website at http://www.alanmclark.com/_Home_.html