Howth Lighthouse
Howth Lighthouse, oil, 28 x 20 ins
Howth Harbour - Moonlight 3
Howth Harbour - Moonlight 3, oil, 35 x 24 ins
Abandoned Cottage
Abandoned Cottage, oil, 20 x 16 ins
Park Reflections
Park Reflections, oil, 20 x 30 ins
Howth Harbour
Howth Harbour, oil, 30 x 20 ins
Sunrise In The Gardens
Sunrise In The Gardens, oil, 20 x 16 ins
Galway Cathedral
Galway Cathedral, watercolour, 23 x 15 ins
Connemara
Connemara, oil, 12 x 10 ins
Botanical Gardens
Botanical Gardens, oil, 16 x 12 ins
Approaching College Green
Approaching College Green, oil, 20 x 16 ins
Hogan's Bar Dublin
Hogan's Bar Dublin, oil, 27 x 19 ins
Dublin In Shades of Red
Dublin In Shades of Red, watercolour, 17 x 11 ins
Grafton Street Dublin
Grafton Street Dublin, watercolour, 20 x 10 ins
Dawson Street Dublin
Dawson Street Dublin, watercolour, 23 x 15 ins
Golden Sunset Dame street
Golden Sunset Dame street, watercolour, 15 x 11 ins
Pleasant Walk Home
Pleasant Walk Home, watercolour, 21 x 11 ins
Heading Out 1
Heading Out 1, watercolour, 15 x 11 ins
O'Connell Bridge Dublin
O'Connell Bridge Dublin, watercolour, 14 x 11 ins
Heading Out 2
Heading Out 2, watercolour, 15 x 11 ins
Night Time Traffic Dublin
Night Time Traffic Dublin, oil, 12 x 10 ins
The International Bar Dublin
The International Bar Dublin, watercolour, 25 x 16 ins
College Green Dublin
College Green Dublin, Oil, 24 x 20 ins
Dublin Commute 1
Dublin Commute 1, watercolour, 26 x 17 ins
Early Morning Start
Early Morning Start, oil, 24 x 20 ins
Dublin Commute 2
Dublin Commute 2, watercolour, 26 x 17 ins
Temple Bar Dublin
Temple Bar Dublin, watercolour, 18 x 12 ins
Dame Street Dublin
Dame Street Dublin, oil, 30 x 20 ins
Under the Bridge
Under the Bridge, oil, 24 x 18 ins
Poolbeg
Poolbeg, oil, 24 x 18 ins
O'Connell St. Dublin city
O'Connell St. Dublin city, watercolour, 48 x 26 ins
Dublin city
Dublin city, oil, 24 x 18 ins
Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor, oil, 31 x 21 ins
Twilight Hour O'Connell St.
Twilight Hour O'Connell St., oil, 35 x 27 ins
London
London, watercolour, 21 x 9 ins
Big Ben
Big Ben, watercolour, 20 x 14 ins
St Stephens Green Dublin
St Stephens Green Dublin, oil, 39 x 28 ins
Howth Harbour Moonlight 2
Howth Harbour Moonlight 2, oil, 30 x 20 ins
Howth Harbour Moonlight 1
Howth Harbour Moonlight 1, oil, 30 x 20 ins
Howth Dublin
Howth Dublin, watercolour, 16 x 12 ins
Grafton St. Dublin
Grafton St. Dublin, watercolour, 20 x 16 ins
Donegal Square Belfast
Donegal Square Belfast, watercolour, 24 x 13 ins
Dublin City Street Scene
Dublin City Street Scene, oil on canvas, 24 x 31 ins
Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett, oil on canvas, 36 x 28 ins
Dublin City Street Scene
Dublin City Street Scene, watercolour, 22 x 16 ins
Evening on O'Connell bridge
Evening on O'Connell bridge, oil on canvas, 36 x 22 ins
Dublin City
Dublin City, oil on canvas, 24 x 31 ins
The Pen Shop Dame Street
The Pen Shop Dame Street, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 ins
Dublin City Evening Glow
Dublin City Evening Glow, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 ins
Dublin's Spire
Dublin's Spire, oil on canvas, 35 x 27 ins
A Study of Dublin
A Study of Dublin, oil on canvas, 24 x 31 ins
Galway Cathedral
Galway Cathedral, oil on canvas, 24 x 31 ins
A Walk by Trinity College
A Walk by Trinity College, Watercolour, 17 x 11 ins
John's Lane Church Dublin
John's Lane Church Dublin, watercolour, 26 x 18 ins
John's Lane Church Dublin
John's Lane Church Dublin, watercolour, 26 x 18 ins
Grattan Bridge Dublin City
Grattan Bridge Dublin City, watercolour, 15 x 11 ins
Dublin City
Dublin City, watercolour, 17 x 12 ins
Bord Gais Theatre
Bord Gais Theatre, watercolour, 27 x 20 ins
Dame Lane
Dame Lane, watercolour, 17 x 12 ins
Streets of Dublin
Streets of Dublin, watercolour, 16 x 12 ins
Nelson's Pillar
Nelson's Pillar, watercolour, 15 x 24 inches
Grafton Street
Grafton Street, watercolour, 16 x 27 inches
Kerry Mountains
Kerry Mountains, watercolour, 15 x 10 inches
O'Connell Street
O'Connell Street, watercolour, 18 x 18 inches
Abbey Street
Abbey Street, watercolour, 18 x 11 inches
Street Petrers
Street Petrers, watercolour, 18 x 11 inches
Dame Street
Dame Street, watercolour, 26 x 16 inches
Dame Street Evening
Dame Street Evening, watercolour, 27 x 15 inches
O'Connell Street
O'Connell Street, watercolour, 16 x 11 inches
Liberty
Liberty, watercolour, 25 x 16 inches
Nightlife
Nightlife, oil, 20 x 30 ins
Quiet Harbour
Quiet Harbour, oil, 20 x 30 ins
Rush Hour
Rush Hour, oil, 20 x 16 ins
Long Walk Home
Long Walk Home, oil, 20 x 16 ins
Heart of The City
Heart of The City, oil, 20 x 16 ins
Suffolk Street
Suffolk Street, oil, 20 x 30 ins
Dame Street Fountain
Dame Street Fountain, oil, 30 x 20 ins
O'Connell Bridge
O'Connell Bridge, watercolour, 23 x 41 inches
Westmoreland Street
Westmoreland Street, watercolour, 16 x 24 inches
Dame St.
Dame St., watercolour, 16 x 24 inches
Last Light On Dame St.
Last Light On Dame St., watercolour, 16 x 25 inches
John's Lane Church
John's Lane Church, watercolour, 28 x 14 inches
No Title
No Title, Watercolour, 28 x 15 inches
Duke Street, The Bailey Bar
Duke Street, The Bailey Bar, watercolour, 24 x 14 ins
O'Connell Street
O'Connell Street, watercolour, 18 x 27 ins
Nassau street
Nassau street, watercolour, 24 x 14 ins
Capel Street
Capel Street, watercolour, 12 x 16 ins
Anne Street
Anne Street, watercolour, 12 x 16 ins
Untitled
Untitled, Watercolour, 12 x 16 ins
Nassau Street
Nassau Street, watercolour, 12 x 16 ins
College Green
College Green, watercolour, 24 x 14 ins
Dame
Dame, watercolour, 14 x 25 ins
Westmoreland Street
Westmoreland Street, watercolour, 12 x 28 ins
Untitled
Untitled, watercolour, 12 x 26 ins
O'Connell Street
O'Connell Street, watercolour, 12 x 28 ins
Karls Bridge
Karls Bridge, watercolour, 14 x 26 ins
O'Connell Bridge
O'Connell Bridge, watercolour, 12 x 16 ins
At The Races
At The Races, watercolour, 19 x 27 ins
O'Connell Street
O'Connell Street, watercolour, 19 x 26 ins
Galway Catherdral
Galway Catherdral, watercolour, 12 x 16 ins
Sunny Morning O'Connell Street
Sunny Morning O'Connell Street, watercolour, 12 x 16 ins
Rainy O'Connell St.
Rainy O'Connell St., watercolour, 12 x 16 ins
No Title I
No Title I, watercolour, 12 x 16 ins
Nassau Street
Nassau Street, watercolour, 7 x 16 ins

Artist Alan Somers, Dublin

Alan Somers developed his insight over a lifetime. Growing up with a strong advocate of the arts, he developed his skills, though for one reason or another, eventually stopped.

Passion makes way for more practical things, and life takes over. Time away, immersed into the daily grind of everyday life acted as a melting pot, where all the individual elements form something new and unique. Every experience, from the innate suffering of the human soul, to the elation of the best times, comes together into the final product; the canvas soaks it all up, and is as integral as any other brush stroke. Perhaps most notable are Alan Somers’ works involving the city – emotive pieces where the impressionist style helps shine a light on sights often unseen.

Living in the city, you walk by in a daze, thinking of your plans, the meeting that awaits you down the block, or the workload back at the office. Sometimes, you miss the subtlety of the city… the life, the atmosphere, the history. Alan Somers captures these oft-forgotten facets beautifully – the time away from the art world, and everything life had to offer in the interim, has resulted in a calmer and more mature mind. It has refined how the canvas takes form; a moment in time, captured forever on canvas with intricate detail in the quintessential coarseness – the longer you look, the more evocative it becomes. Light and shadow take centre stage, playing on your senses to deliver a city different from the everyday experience; peeling back the modern façade to show what once was, and a reminder of what could be.

Although Alan maintains a recognisable style, his compositions avoid staleness, evidenced by the popularity of his landscape work – this artist is far from a one trick pony. Stylistically recognisable, with pieces differing in subject matter, colour choice and how that colour interacts with the piece, as well as the tone – Alan Somers has the uncanny ability to paint from exactly the same source material and elicit completely different emotions. Besides, as he will admit himself, he likes to change it up "in order to keep the work exciting."

I think it’s safe to say, this artist will keep exciting for some time.

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