Born to an artist family in Margaret River, Western Australia, Alana Clumeck's upbringing was surrounded by the arts from an early age. However, it wasn't until early 2014 when Alana unearthed a bounty of hidden talent, and has since built upon these skills to become a reputable artist within the Santa Barbara community where she now resides.
Alana is known for her vibrant contemporary take on large game animals, equine portraits, and the cowboy culture. She enjoys capturing her subjects in their wild, raw form, portraying movement through pops of color, pattern and texture. She is completely self taught, and began painting in early 2014 while suffering from prenatal depression. During this time she found herself yearning for a creative outlet, and having never painted before, she purchased some art supplies, and painting quickly became her therapy. Four years on, Alana continues to paint with enthusiasm, constantly adding new techniques, mediums and subjects into her art.
She is a member of American Women Artists and Santa Ynez Valley Artist Guild. Alana is also the author and illustrator of the horse themed children’s book, The Extraordinary Pony (available on Amazon.com). This “never give up” tale of a horse trying to find its purpose, reminds all who read it to never stop chasing their dreams - a timeless message that rings true for adults and kids alike.
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PHOTO COURTESY OF BRITTANY TAYLOR PHOTO
“Wild at Heart” - Valley Grind, 2015
“Kick the Dust up” - Valley Grind, 2016
“Solo exhibition by Alana Clumeck” - Engel & Volkers
2016 “Where the Wild Thing Are” - Brass Bear, 2016
“3rd Fridays Art Walk in the Funk Zone” - Brass Bear, 2016
"Wallflower" - Wendy Foster, 2017