Alan Briks has been characterized as an intuitive artist whose approach to visual imagery imports both impressionist and expressionist aspects.
Alan's appreciation of the delicacy of light and definition of line stems from a background as architectural stained glass artist. His endeavors include abstract expressionisme, plein air painting and figurative work with wide ranging art media.
Alan's studio art formation derives from studies at the Ontario College of Art, the Three Schools of Art, the Faculty of Fine Arts of York University in Toronto and the Faculty of Fine Arts of Concordia University in Montreal. Alan earned a Master's degree in Art Therapy through the Faculty of Fine Arts and Art Education at Concordia. He maintains a practice and an art studio in Calgary, was formerly an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary and has taught sessionally at the Alberta College of Art and Design.