Get to know the artist

Alan Shuptrine, a nationally renowned American watercolor artist and master craftsman, is known for his detailed paintings and has emerged as a leading practitioner in several artistic disciplines. Among them are: watercolor, the centuries-old art of water gilding, wood carving, sgrafitto, and antique restorations. Sought for his mastery in designing and creating one-of-a-kind gold leaf art frames, he is equally known for his mastery in realistic drybrush watercolors. Shuptrine’s work, like that of his father (Hubert Shuptrine 1936-2006) is collected by our nation’s museums, galleries, private art collectors and corporate collections.

Following his two-year solo museum tour, Appalachian Watercolors of The Serpentine Chain, that traveled from the Tennessee State Museum, to The Morris Museum of Art, and the Huntsville Museum of Fine Art, Alan released his independently published award-winning book, I Come From A Place

Following a successful exhibition of his gilded works in Florence, Italy, Alan has been invited as the 2023 Artist in Residence at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton SC for August and as the Artist in Residence at The Carnegie Club, Skibo Castle in Scotland for 2025.

I Come From A Place is a Recipient of the Independent Book Publisher’s Award for Best Southeastern, Non-Fiction Book. 

i come from a place