Alan Anderson is a graduate of Industrial Design at Glasgow School of Art.
While a student he exhibited paintings and sculptures at the RGI. When he left he became an art teacher and design lecturer in Glasgow.
His varied career since then includes working as a partner in a Product and Design Consultancy in Glasgow, tutor in Art and Design for Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council and a part time tutor for Strathclyde Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Clydebank College, Argyll College and Glasgow University.
He now lives north of Oban and spends most of his time painting. He paints in oils, mainly West Highlands and Islands and exhibits in various galleries throughout Scotland.