Award-winning artist Allan Forrest Small started painting as soon as he was old enough to hold a brush and was initially self-taught as an artist. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he studied painting, drawing and lithography in Washington, D.C. with instructors from Georgetown University, George Washington University and the Union Printmakers’ Atelier, and life drawing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has painted in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., as well as widely throughout New England and France.
Small’s paintings have been exhibited at the Collector Gallery in Washington, Thomas Moser galleries in Alexandria, Virginia and Portland, Maine, the Prints and the Potter Gallery in Worcester, MA, the Rye (NY) Arts Center, the Lyme (CT) Art Association, the Academic Artists Association, The Aurora Gallery and the Sprinkler Factory Gallery, Worcester, MA, the Spaulding Aldrich Gallery, Whitinsville, MA, and the Fitchburg Art Museum. He is an active member of Arts Worcester, as well as a sustaining associate member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the New England Watercolor Society, the North Shore Art Association, the Lyme Art Association, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.