Alan Somers

 

  Dame Street, Dublin
 
 
 

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 drawing and painting, and at some point it became commonplace, a part of his life taken for granted. When he reached adulthood he stopped 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.  His mind was calmer now than it was when he was young, and that higher level of observation is key to being a successful artist. His art is quite varied and he enjoys working on both landscape and portrait, and creating with colour and in monochrome. Somers remarks; "I think it’s important to have some level of rotation, in order to keep the work exciting." 

 

Notably his cityscapes take center stage. Somers aims to capture an atmosphere, a mood, a fleeting moment. Figures, shadows, cars, a city in movement. Light and shadow play an important role in Somers compositions, with touches of strong colour in his subdued palette in the form of car break lights, traffic lights drawing the eye into a scene of transition in the city from which he inhabits.   

 

Somers says "perhaps it is the architecture or the way light plays with streets and buildings or the contrasting shadows of stationary buildings and those cast by moving figures". Either way his watercolours have a magical quality. 

 

 
   

 

68 products in this category, displaying products 1 to 68.

  ARTIST/TITLE PRICE  
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Walking Cross Grattan Bridge
Watercolour on Paper,Framed
38cm x 28cm (15" x 11")

€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Autumn Leaves, Main St,Bray
Watercolour on Paper,Framed
38cm x 28cm (15" x 11")

€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Amien Street, Zebra Crossing
Watercolour on Paper,Framed
53cm x 23cm (21" x 9")

€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Towards Liberty Hall, Dublin
Watercolour on Paper,Framed
51cm x 36cm (20" x 14")

€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Lr Abbey St, Dublin, Luas Line
Watercolour on Paper,Framed
59cm x 38cm (23" x 15")

€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Bord Gais by Sunset
Watercolour on Paper,Framed
53cm x 38cm (21" x 15")

€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
The Calm before the Storm
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
46cm x 71cm (18" x 28")

€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Towards Poolbeg
Oil On Canvas, framed
46cm x 61cm (18" x 24")

€1,900.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
A Night on the Green
Oil On Canvas, framed
102cm x 70cm (40" x 27.5")

€2,900.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Dames Street
Oil On Canvas, framed
61cm x 46cm (24" x 18")

€1,900.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
O'Connell St Towards Abbey St
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
41cm x 28cm (16" x 11")

€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Grafton St Towards Wicklow St
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
41cm x 28cm (16" x 11")

€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Bord Gais
Oil On Canvas, framed
102cm x 71cm (40" x 28")

SOLD
€2,900.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Grafton Street
Oil On Canvas, framed
76cm x 51cm (30" x 20")

€2,100.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Stephens Green, Shelbourne
Oil On Canvas, framed
61cm x 46cm (24" x 18")

€1,900.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
South Williams Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
43cm x 28cm (17" x 11")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Towards O'Connell St, Evening
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
66cm x 122cm (26" x 48")

SOLD
€2,900.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Georges Street, Returning Home
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
41cm x 28cm (16" x 11")

€850.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Dame Street, Evening Light
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
43cm x 30cm (17" x 12")

€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
O'Connell Street, Passersby
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
56cm x 41cm (22'' x 16'')

€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Towards Tara Street Station
Oil On Canvas, framed
79cm x 54cm(31" x 21")

€1,800.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Tara St towards Liberty Hall
Oil on Board, Framed
100cm x 71cm (39.5" x 28")

€2,900.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Evening time,Johns Lane Church
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
61cm x 46cm (24" x 18")

€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Evening lights, O'Connell St
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
41cm x 30cm (16'' x 12'')

€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Reflections on Dame Street
Watercolour, framed
68.5 cm x 41 cm (27" x 16")

€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Auld Dublin 1
Watercolour, framed
37 cm x 28 cm (14.5" x 11")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Last Light On Dame Street
Watercolour, framed
62 cm x 43 cm (24.5" x 17")

€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Harbour at Dusk
Oil On Canvas, framed
51 cm x 76 cm (20" x 30")

SOLD
€1,900.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Rush Hour
Oil On Canvas, framed
51 cm x 41 cm (20"x 16")

SOLD
€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Suffolk Street
Oil On Canvas, framed
76 cm x 51 cm (30" x 20")

SOLD
€1,900.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Nightlife, Westmoreland Street
Oil On Canvas, framed
54cm x 79cm (21.5'' x 31'')

SOLD
€1,900.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Dame Street Shadows
Oil on Board, Framed
76cm x 51cm (30" x 20")

SOLD
€1,900.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Towards Liberty Hall
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
62cm x 41cm (24.5" x 16")

€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Grafton Street, Dublin
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
38cm x 28cm (15" x 11")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Returning Home
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
38cm x 24cm (15'' x 9.5'')

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Passersby, O'Connell Bridge
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
38cm x 61cm (15" x 24")

SOLD
€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Grafton Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
71cm x 36cm (28" x 14")

€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Towards Abbey Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
46cm x 28cm (18" x 11")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
O'Connell Street by Night
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
40cm x 30cm (16'' x 12")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Old Dublin with Tram Lines
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
40cm x 30cm (16'' x 12")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Evening Traffic
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
51cm x 23cm (20" x 9")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Evening Stroll, Suffolk Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
38cm x 17cm (15" x 6.5")

€650.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Waiting outside the Gaeity
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
38cm x 28cm (15" x 11")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Evening Light, Suffolk Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
38cm x 28cm (15" x 11")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Dimming Light, Dublin
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
41cm x 28cm (16" x 11")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Pedestrians, O'Connell Bridge
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
30cm x 46cm (12" x 18")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Passersby,Evening Light,Dublin
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
71cm x 41cm (28" x 16")

SOLD
€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
O'Connell Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
46cm x 46cm (18" x 18")

SOLD
€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Looking up O'Connell Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
41cm x 61cm (16" x 24")

€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Looking up Dame Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
71cm x 36cm (28" x 14")

SOLD
€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
View from OConnell Bridge,Dusk
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
59cm x 104cm (23" x 41")

SOLD
€1,900.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
College Green Shadows
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
71cm x 36cm (28" x 14")

SOLD
€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
O'Connell Bridge at Dusk
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
47cm x 68cm (18.5" x 27")

SOLD
€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Towards St Patricks Cathedral
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
39cm x 28cm (15" x 11")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Crossing O'Connell Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
38cm x 28cm (15" x 11")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Nassau Street, Autumn
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
61cm x 35cm (24" x 13.5")

SOLD
€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
College Green, Spring
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
28cm x 38cm (11" x 15")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Passersby, Capel Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
47cm x 37cm (18.5" x 14.5")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Evening light,South William St
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
28cm x 38cm (11.5" x 15")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
View up O'Connell Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
46cm x 66cm (18" x 26")

SOLD
€1,250.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
South William Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
71cm x 30cm (28" x 12")

SOLD
€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
View down O'Connell Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
61cm x 35cm (24" x 13.5")

SOLD
€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
South Anne Street, Dublin
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
38cm x 28cm (15" x 11")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Trinity College, College Green
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
38cm x 28cm (15" x 11")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Looking Towards O'Connell St
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
38cm x 28cm (15" x 11")

SOLD
€750.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
Dame Street, Dublin
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
36cm x 61cm (14" x 25")

SOLD
€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
College Green, Dublin
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
38cm x 61cm (15" x 25")

SOLD
€950.00
Alan Somers Alan Somers
West Moreland Street
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
30cm x 71cm (12" x 28")

SOLD
€950.00
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