Al's artwork varies between landscapes, skyscapes, still life, graphics, abstracts and illustration. He had an extensive and highly successful career in graphics and advertising, and influences from this can be seen in many of his pieces.
Most of his early paintings are created with gouache, artist inks, professional markers and occasionally pastels. Now, however, pastels have gradually become the medium he has turned to. Al has rediscovered the sheer pleasure of working with these short, stubby chalks. Blending, cross-hatching, smudging and building up and adjusting layers of colour have been a joy. He can be subtle, controlled or flamboyant. Although pastels have become a comfortable and hugely satisfying medium for him, he still turns to gouache, acrylics, inks and even markers when the subject matter demands.