Alistair began his artistic career in his late teens in film and television, where he focussed on model-making and design.
At the age of 22 he moved on to become a freelance commercial illustrator, training and working primarily in advertising. Early commissions included an independent comic strip and graphic design work along with storyboard work for the advertising industry.
After five years illustrating he started applying the strong draughtsmanship skills he had gained to painting. Through early exhibitions in local galleries his work gained in confidence and found its own unique identity.
Since 2005 he has been represented by the Pall Mall gallery Panter & Hall. Through Panter & Hall his work has featured in several solo shows, a number of group exhibitions and many London based and International Art Fairs. Alistair's work has also been featured in several calendars and on greetings cards and Books covers.
Alistair’s work is influenced by a love of cinema, especially films of the 50’s and 60’s. Through the use of strong tones and high contrast he strives to achieve a feeling of mood and intensity, whilst leaving a question mark over the true meaning of the piece. The effect remains spell binding, his talent for story telling is prodigious, every work fraught with narrative tension and unanswered questions.
In addition to Panter & Hall Alistair has also exhibited with The Osborne Studio Gallery, Knightsbridge, The Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow and The Drang Gallery in Cornwall.
His work has also been exhibited in New York at The Caelum Gallery.