Kingsbury was born in London, and began to paint in oils from the age of nine. He obtained a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Wales in 1982, where he also studied art history.  Continuing the latter subject in London, he then took up a student internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice (1983), subsequently working as a cataloguer for Bonhams Fine Art in London.

After another long visit in Venice (1986) concentrating on painting architecture, he moved to Scotland, where he remained for five years. 

From Dumfriesshire, he came to west Cornwall in 1991, where he now lives with his wife, the abstract painter Morag BALLARD, and their two children.

During the 1990s Kingsbury enjoyed a succession of solo shows at Francis Kyle Gallery in London, and more recently has been represented by Panter & Hall, also in the capital. His work is shown annually at the Royal West of England Academy, and he has also exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, The New English Art Club and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.



Painter in oils

works and access

Works incl: Things we do for Love; The Musician; The Syncopators; The Orchestra Pit; Still Night to Come; Minuet; Origin of the Newlyn Reel (2000-3)


2002: Old Custom House Gallery, Penzance

2003: Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, London

2003: The John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

2005: Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, London

2006: The New Custom House Galerie, Friedrichstadt, Germany

2008: Medici Gallery, London

2008: The Chapel Street Gallery, Penzance

2009: Oakham Contemporary, London

2010, 2011, 2013: Panter & Hall, London



misc further info



Auction Catalogue (2010), Barnes Thomas: The Stock and Collection of Tony Sanders, Penzance Gallery & antiques

Hoyle, H (Feb 2014 Women Artists in Cornwall 'Morag Ballard at Lemon Street Gallery'

John Davies Gallery (2003) The Fantastical Paintings of Alan Kingsbury, 30 new oils (illus catalogue)

Jonathan Cooper Gallery (2005) The Elusive Idea: Alan Kingsbury (illus catalogue)

Old Custom House Gallery (2002) Solo Exhibition, illus catalogue