Much of his early reputation was for clear, detailed rural scenes, which have widely popularized the farms and architecture of Halton County, where he lives. Some of his most popular works have shown youngsters at play, usually in the countryside. Reproductions of the first, “Shinny,” sold out almost immediately. The Playoff, Where the Dream Begins, Winter Break, Team Mates, Winter Fun and many others continued the theme of pick-up hockey played on a frozen country pond.
Kingsland has had over 30 solo exhibitions. His work hangs in many corporate offices including: The Royal Bank, Merrill Lynch, Ford of Canada, Royal LePage and the Ontario Harbor Commission. Several of Kingsland’s watercolors have beed featured on Carlton greeting cards to promote Canadian art, showing their broad range of the artist appeal.
Alan Kingsland’s trademark as a painter may be that he doesn’t have just one trademark. The versatile artist is equally well known for his rural landscapes, children’s sports themes, marine settings and old locomotives. The excellence of his work is attributed to extensive research he does for each painting. “I spend as much time on research and preparation as on the actual painting.”