Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival announces invited International artist Alan Weston

Press release: Pensacola’s Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival got a mention in the August/September issue of International Artist magazine thanks to this year’s Invited International Artist Alan Weston.

Weston is a British realist artist/illustrator and a graduate of Falmouth School of Art, U.K. He is featured in an interview in the international arts magazine and also gives a tutorial on achieving realistic depictions of water in art.

As the Invited International Artist, Weston will be giving demonstrations of his work and selling work throughout the festival in Seville Square, Nov. 7 – 9. Weston will also speak at Pensacola State College on Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts and give several presentations at area schools.

Weston has a keen interest in Architectural Decoration and spent several years working on commercial and residential projects in various locations worldwide including Australia, U.S.A. and South East Asia.

He is currently living and working in Cornwall in the South West of England—its rugged coastline and landscape being a major influence and a source of inspiration for his work. He does not limit himself to any particular genre and experiments with and combines different media to achieve the desired effect. Visit Alan’s website at for more insight into his work.

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is one of the mostly highly regarded and popular arts festivals in the United States. The three-day, juried art show in Historic Downtown Pensacola draws more than 200 of the nation’s best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. The Festival is ranked #33 in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine and as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association.

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