About the Artist
It might sound strange, but sometimes an extended break from art can be a good thing. Alan Somers spent most of his childhood and teenage years sketching and painting, and at some point it became commonplace; a part of his life taken for granted. When he reached adulthood he drifted away from art and got entangled with chores of everyday life. For almost a decade he struggled to delve back into his one-time passion, only rarely getting the chance to put pencil to paper, bristles to canvas.
But that time away from art gave Somers a new perspective entirely when he returned to his work. Feeling almost that he had to make up for lost time, he threw himself into painting, almost obsessive in the rediscovery of this long lost craft. Five years later and he is a renowned painter on the Irish circuit. His intense and original paintings sell on a regular basis, both domestically and on the global scene.
His work is sold at several galleries across the country and also through his website to a wide variety of art collectors. His following on social media continues to grow, with over 3,500 fans on his official facebook page. Alan Somers is a rising presence in Irish art and his collections of brooding watercolours and vivid oil paintings are worth your attention.