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"My artistic expression is based on intellectual and sensorial elements that I wallow in."
Alan Fetterman is primarily a painter, but he is also a sculptor, photographer, musician, and poet and prose writer. Although he has no formal training in the fine arts, he is well established in the Bucks County area. He has traveled the world several times, but at the age of 35, he was inspired to start painting after a trip to the Louvre Museum in Paris. Alan Fetterman considers himself a neo-impressionist painter, and most of his paintings are executed en plein air. His paintings are mostly oil on linen or glass.
Fetterman received his first gallery show at the Bianco Gallery, and he has exhibited in many galleries throughout Bucks County.
He is one of the four core artists of the newly founded Silverman Gallery in Buckingham, Bucks County. The Gallery opened in March 2011 with the exhibition The Bucks County Impressionists Tradition: A New Era – (Alan) Fetterman,(Joseph) Barrett, (Myles) Cavanaugh, (Jennifer Hansen) Rolli.
In addition, Fetterman has his own column in Nouveau Magazine out of New Hope called “Panorama,” which he has been writing since 2006.
He is an active member of the Doylestown area as a founding member of the Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County.
Alan Fetterman. Image courtesy of the artist. James A. Michener Art Museum archives.
Connection to Bucks County
Fetterman has lived the Bucks County area for most of his life. He has resided in Doylestown and the Delaware River Valley area. Although he has traveled around the world several times, he is always beckoned back home to Bucks County. He spent most of his childhood in this area, and now his inspiration for many of his paintings is the Bucks County landscape.
Colleagues and Affiliations
Patrick Walsh, Tom Stanley, Patricia Goodrich, John Ennis, Gordon Haas, George Thompson, Ray Mathias, Christopher McCall, and Steven Snyder
Education and Training
Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA, A.A. in American Studies, 1999
Kay Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, B.A. in Philosophy, 2000
Teachers and Influences
Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso
Affiliations and Memberships
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 1999-2004
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, 1997-present
Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County, PA, (founding board member), 2006, 2007
Selected Solo Exhibitions
The Hang-up Gallery, Doylestown, PA, 1995
Cidade Galleria, Curitiba, Brazil, 1996
Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, PA, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
The Frame Carriage Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ, 2003
The Carriage House Gallery, Solebury, PA, 2005
Sabine Rose Gallery, Doylestown, PA, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
Tagliareni & Anderson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2006, 2008
Gristmill Studio, Doylestown, PA, 2006, 2007, 2008
Selected Group Exhibitions
Carmel Plein Aire, Carmel, CA, 2000, 2001, 2002
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
Woodmere Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA, 2000, 2003
Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, PA, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Sabine Rose Gallery, Doylestown, PA, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA, 2002, 2004, 2007
The Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, 2002, 2003, 2004
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 2000
Cedar Maze, Point Pleasant, PA, 2001, 2002
Phillips Mill, New Hope, PA, 1995, 2000, 2001
Fox Chase, Prallsville Mill, NJ, 2000, 2001, 2002
Louisa Melrose Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ, 2003
Mixed Media, Doylestown, PA, 2005, 2006
Gallery Bellaria, BrynMawr, PA, 2006, 2007
Plastic Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
Tagliareni & Anderson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2006, 2007
Howard Gallery, New Hope, PA, 2007
The Hang Up Gallery, Doylestown, PA, 1994, 1995, 1996
Bucks County and the Philadelphia Sketch Club, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 2010
The Bucks County Impressionists Tradition: A New Era – Fetterman, Barrett, Cavanaugh, Rolli, Silverman Gallery, Buckingham, PA, 2011
Coreyell Gallery, 27th Juried Show, Honorable Mention, 2007
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Juror’s Award, 2006
Louisa Melrose Gallery, 5th Annual Juried Show, Best Oil, 2003
Artsbridge/River Poets 2007
Anthology, The Eclectic Muse November 6, 2007