Alan Quincey is an experienced calligrapher whose studies began at a time when "manuscript writing" was included in grammar school art classes. After qualifying, he first taught in general education before moving to industry, in which he worked in typography, graphics and art direction for more than forty years. Calligraphy played a major role throughout this time, as did teaching the subject, working with university students and extensively with adults. From the 1980s, calligraphy became his major expressive form, often with influences from zen brush techniques being incorporated with western letter forms. He has worked in private collections in UK & USA and formal examples in public places. Alan lives locally. He is an Honoured Fellow of the Calligraphy and Letting Arts Society.