Alan Kenny

Alan Kenny is an Irish artist whose twenty-year career has involved dramatic periods of stylistic innovations and bracing artistic breakthroughs. Initially a painter in the plain air tradition, his earlier naturalistic landscapes maintained stylistic connections to conventional academic modes of expression. However, Alan's impulse to tame and organise Ireland's recalcitrant countryside by remodelling and regulating elements such as trees, rocks and cloud formations was clearly visible. This technique offered a somewhat uniformed and idealistic appearance of rural Ireland and it was after many years of painting in this fashion that Alan abandoned the strictures of traditional Irish landscape painting to develop his own, American-flavoured dr... READ MORE