Alan's work has many influences, the result of his travels, to Indonesia, Africa, Jordan and Egypt but particularly the Red Sea
. His interest in diving has introduced a recurring marine theme in his work.
He has a collection of ring styles. His 'Stacking Rings
' are influenced by the decorative patterns, textures and colours of the Middle East. The latest development to this series is the 'Diamond Bridge
' feature. His 'Coiled Rings
' were inspired by the box construction techniques of the Shakers of North America. In more recent commissions he has been experimenting with settings for large stones in his 'Pevsner
' series. Also a new series of 'Loop Rings
' which have evolved from an original pierced ring design with small diamonds.
He has also been developing his 'Munich Muse
' necklace designs, work of a less figurative nature that use strong geometric forms to compliment unusual cuts of semi-precious and gem stones sourced in Germany.