Get to know the artist

Alan Shuptrine, a nationally renowned American watercolor artist and 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 a two-year solo museum tour 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. Created with award-winning author and National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year, Jennifer Pharr Davis, the book contains paintings and prose that celebrates the Celtic roots of Appalachia.

I Come From A Place is the 2020 Recipient of the Independent Book Publisher’s Award for Best Southeastern, Non-Fiction Book. 

i come from a place