Alan lives on the Isle of Purbeck and has lived in Dorset. He worked with stone straight from school, attending Weymouth College to study the art of stone masonry and letter cutting. He has worked in numerous quarries and had the privilege of working alongside many experienced local stone masons through his early years.
Alan has a deep love of nature and enjoys spending much of his free time exploring the wonderful Dorset countryside, observing the unique local geology. He is also a keen bird watcher and this is evident in his carvings and sculptures.