Alan is a full time artist working in Kitsap County, Washington. He has exhibited widely throughout the United States in museums, art centers, and galleries. His work has won awards and honors in numerous juried professional competitions including several first place and best of shows. Major examples of his work can be found in a number of public and corporate art collections including:

Alan's work can also be found in numerous private collections throughout the country.

Alan maintains a studio in Bremerton, is a founding member the Collective Visions Gallery. Before moving to the Puget Sound area in 1989, Alan was a professor of art (1969 -1989) and for seven years was chair of the Art Department at Montana State University-Billings. He holds a B.A. from Sioux Falls University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, an M.A. from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, and an M.F.A. from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. He is married to Ellen Newberg, director of Kitsap Regional Library. He is active in RESULTS, a grass roots citizen's advocacy organization dedicated to creating the political will to end hunger.