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© Alan Shuptrine
drybrush watercolor
29 X 21 inches

Pricing available upon request



Bonny Shuptrine
Gold Leaf Designs & Gallery
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Over the past 27 years Alan Shuptrine has emerged as a leading practitioner in several artistic disciplines. Among them are watercolor, drybrush watercolor, egg tempera, oil, the centuries-old art of water gilding with genuine gold leaf, wood carving, sgrafitto, antique restorations, mixed media sculptures, decorative objects d'art, and decorative finishes.Sought early on for his mastery in designing and creating one-of-a-kind gold leaf art frames, today he is equally known for his mastery in realistic drybrush watercolors. Through his company formed in 1985, Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs, he and his wife Bonny have worked with museums, galleries, private art collectors, and artists worldwide.

Alan's desire to pursue a career in the arts grew out of his natural inclination and influence of his father, the late Hubert Shuptrine, a nationally recognized watercolor realist. Born in 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Alan's pursuit of the arts began when he was just a toddler and would sit near his father's easel and watch the process for hours. Alan studied art at The Baylor School, The University of the South, and The University of Tennessee; and having been raised in more than 20 cities, mostly in the South, Alan's genre is naturally southern. And like his father, Alan prefers Realism with highly detailed and dramatic landscapes and figurative paintings. His other influences include Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Charles Prendergast, Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, and Stephen Scott Young. Alan's work can be seen in many public and private collections and he has won numerous national and regional awards. Alan is an active member of the Society of Gilders, The American Institute of Conservation, The Salmagundi Club, The Tennessee Watercolor Society, The Southern Watercolor Society, The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, and is the founder of The Master Craftsmens' Society.

Alan lives in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee with his wife Bonny and their two sons who are also artistic. Together, they own and operate Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs which specializes in fine American art, finely crafted one-of-a-kind gold leaf frames, gold leaf restorations, art conservation, art consultation, lighting and installations, and much more. For more information, you can view their websites at and

Recent Acknowledgments:
The Salmagundi Club, Honorable Mention and Certificate of Merit, Annual Exhibition, 2008

Cover Finalist for American Artist Watercolor Magazine, Summer 2008 Issue

32nd Annual Southern Watercolor Society's Annual Juried Exhibition Finalist,

2009 Southern Mist, The Huntsville Museum of Art's permanent collection, Huntsville, Alabama, 2010

The Tennessee Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition, 2010

The Bascom Fine Arts Center Juried Exhibition, Highlands, North Carolina, Still Lifes, 2010-2011

In the Tradition of Wyeth: Contemporary Watercolor Masters (2011-2012, Vero Beach, FL)

National Watercolor Society Members Only Juried Exhibition Finalist, 2011

National Watercolor Society Members Only Juried Exhibition Finalist, 2012 .




© Alan Shuptrine
drybrush watercolor
24 X 16 inches
Pricing available upon request


Around the Bend

© Alan Shuptrine
drybrush watercolor
18.5 X 26 inches
Pricing available upon request