Alan Shuptrine

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A painter known for his Southern and Appalachian Mountains genre, Alan Shuptrine has extended his reputation from a renowned frame maker and water gilder to a nationally acclaimed watercolorist. Born the son of recognized painter, Hubert Shuptrine (1936-2006), Alan has continued the legacy of realism that both Andrew Wyeth and his father Hubert established.

His style is Realism with highly detailed and dramatic lighting in his landscapes and figurative paintings. Shuptrine’s medium is primarily watercolor which he applies and controls in various techniques, from wet-in-wet to drybrush. He also creates using egg tempera, oil, the centuries-old art of water gilding with genuine gold leaf, wood carving, and sgraffito.

Recognized by publications such as American Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine, Shuptrine garnered additional recognition when he was asked to participate in the exhibit, “In the Tradition of Wyeth: Contemporary Watercolor Masters” at The Vero Beach Museum of Art in 2010. The exhibition opened with Alan’s paintings displayed alongside the works by Andrew Wyeth and his father.

After participating in numerous juried exhibitions and receiving awards from national and international watercolor societies, Shuptrine launched his first solo museum exhibition in May, 2017. Alan Shuptrine: Appalachian Watercolors of The Serpentine Chain opened at The Tennessee State Museum in Nashville; following this exhibit, it will travel to The Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia; then to the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama; before returning home to The Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, Tennessee (a Smithsonian affiliate).

A literary collaboration with Appalachian Trail expert and NY Times Best Selling Author Jennifer Pharr Davis, is currently in progress. Shuptrine and Davis will create a coffee table book which will be a self-published thematic and large format art book. The book will feature the collection of paintings by Alan Shuptrine and accompanying verbiage by Pharr-Davis and is slated to launch in Fall, 2019.

For more on the artist, visit: www.alanshuptrine.com.
  • Black Water, © Alan Shuptrine

    Black Water
    Alan Shuptrine
    watercolor, 28 X 22 inches
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  • Falling, © Alan Shuptrine

    Falling
    Alan Shuptrine
    watercolor, 23.5 X 35 inches
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  • Anticipation, © Alan Shuptrine

    Anticipation
    Alan Shuptrine
    watercolor, 30 X 20 inches
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  • Into the Clearing, © Alan Shuptrine

    Into the Clearing
    Alan Shuptrine
    watercolor, 14 X 11 inches
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  • Twisted, © Alan Shuptrine (drybrush watercolor on paper, 29.5 × 21.5 inches)

    Twisted
    Alan Shuptrine
    drybrush watercolor on paper, 29.5 X 21.5 inches
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  • Eternal by Alan Shuptrine

    Eternal
    Alan Shuptrine
    watercolor, 24 X 16.75 inches
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  • Dreamcatcher by Alan Shuptrine

    Dreamcatcher
    Alan Shuptrine
    watercolor, 24.5 X 16.5 inches
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  • Around the Bend by Alan Shuptrine

    Around the Bend
    Alan Shuptrine
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  • Grace by Alan Shuptrine

    Grace
    Alan Shuptrine
    watercolor, 10 X 19 inches
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  • Corner Guard by Alan Shuptrine

    Corner Guard
    Alan Shuptrine
    watercolor, 19.5 X 27.75 inches
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  • My Father's Hat by Alan Shuptrine

    My Father’s Hat
    Alan Shuptrine
    watercolor, 16.75 X 21.25 inches
    Private Collection

  • Steadfast by Alan Shuptrine

    Steadfast
    Alan Shuptrine
    watercolor, 18 X 24 inches
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  • White Easter by Alan Shuptrine

    White Easter
    Alan Shuptrine
    watercolor, 21 X 29 inches
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