Al was born and brought up in a Welsh mining town in the Rhymney Valley, and his name derives from Greek ancestry. Al has been a professional artist since 1980, graduating from Cardiff with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art.
Since his early life drawing sessions at Art College, the human figure has been Al’s main source of inspiration. His paintings are composed usually of a single figure and, although stripped of obvious narrative, leads to our own enquiring thoughts and interpretations. Al’s paintings have an enduring and haunting quality that evoke a personal connection and allow much to interpretation.
In 2015 Al Saralis was named in the Top British Artist’s by USA publication ‘Complex’.
Al currently exhibits at a number of galleries in the UK and has recently sold work to collectors in France, Germany, USA and Australia.