Alvin Mark Tan is a realist painter living in Florence, Italy. He also illustrates in ink and watercolour and designs brilliant logos.
A graphic design graduate from Woodbury University in Burbank, California, Alvin began his graphic design career with the Ministry of Defence in Singapore. Later, at the Singapore Press Holdings, he branched out into advertising, environmental design and documentary making.
Alvin also has an Animation diploma, with a focus in concept art. He graduated from Angel Academy of Art in Florence, where he studied Natural Realism under Michael John Angel.
Apart from commissioned art pieces ranging from still lifes to portraits to ink sketches to murals, Alvin loves drawing directly from nature, so he is often out on the streets urban-sketching or doing plein-air. His goal is to inspire people to live fuller lives through his creativity and art.