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Artists Bio : Alan Kingwell

Listed in The Sixth Edition of 'ADAMS, A Buyers Guide to Irish Art'


Plymouth born Alan Kingwell is an artist who specializes in seascapes as well as moorland and forest scenes in oils. He has been painting professionally since 1985. Prior to this, his work for the Forestry Commission enabled him to experience the moors and woodlands of the West Country in all their many different moods. Alan Kingwell's dramatic seascapes depict the Devon and Cornish coasts in all weathers, and his moorlands and winter scenes reflect his love for natural surroundings and wildlife.


Now a frequent visitor to Ireland, Alan creates magnificent oil paintings of the varying moods and colour of the Atlantic. The variety of coves and bays in West Cork have become another source of inspiration to Alan. Be it a miniature or a largescale piece, Alan paints with such skill and sensitivity, his attention to detail is breathtaking. Alan Kingwell's ability to capture the power and movement of the sea as well as the natural soft beauty of the landscape makes his work unparalleled amongst his peers. 


“2011 marks 26 years of my being a professional artist.  I still get the same excitement when faced with a blank canvas.  And it still amazes me to watch each picture grow. As I put my heart and soul into my work, I often find it difficult to part with a finished painting – I like to live with a painting for a while to enjoy it myself before it goes off to a gallery and I never see it again”. 


Alan Kingwell's work is exhibited worldwide and is included in many private collections around the globe. In 2004 his work was shortlisted from 15,000 entries for the ‘NOT the Turner Prize’ award.  




Alan Kingwell is listed in the Sixth Edition of 'Adams, A Buyers Guide to Irish Art'.



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