Alan Bourne

Born in Surrey, he studied both art and music in London. After 30 years a musician he moved to Devon where he followed a career in painting. His work has been shown at the Royal West of England Academy, Plymouth City Art Gallery and the Penwith Gallery. In 2012 he was awarded the SWAc Lionel Aggett painting prize.

He is presently a trustee of the South West Academy and a member of the Plymouth Society of Artists. His paintings are abstract, mostly in acrylic and are inspired by landscape.

Feeling the love

We spent some time looking for someone who could produce some solid wooden frames to mount our medals in. James, listened carefully to what we wanted and made us the exact high-quality frame we needed. Since then, we re-order every couple of weeks including some complex bespoke frames. We have been working together for about 10 years and I couldn’t recommend The Framing Centre highly enough.

Matthew Holland
Bigbury Mint

Artmill Gallery & Framing Centre are our go to framers for The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth. They have a particular empathy for artists requirements and always produce work to the highest quality. Many of our exhibiting artists have been so impressed with the outcome that they go on to use Artmill for all their work.

Dr Sarah Chapman, Artistic Director
The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth