Alec Simpson - Artist 

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Alec Simpson - Artist

My studio experience began as a young teenager attending Saturday classes at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC.  During high school, it stopped.  It was not until very much later as an adult that I was re-introduced to art making through creating monotypes at the Art Thomas Studio in Charleston, South Carolina.  Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from a number of master artists in various media including Mindy Weisel, Helen Frederick, Brandon Graving, Lou Stovall, Michael Platt, Susan Goldman, Romare Bearden and Sam Gilliam.

 Although I hold a Master of Fine Arts degree in Comparative Arts (focused on the history and aesthetics of the arts), I generally think of myself as creating artworks closer to the traditions of self-taught visionary artists rather than those of the academy.  Overall, for me, my work presents the opportunity for exploration, adventure, discovery, and self expression and I hope that as a spin-off of the work that I do, that I somehow help to promote a sense of uplift for others, however that happens to unfold.