This is the website of Irish artist Alan Keane who specialises in fine art portraits of people, pets and wildlife.
Alan has over 40 years’ experience working in various media and has chosen graphite drawing as his favourite medium having studied under the world's foremost hyperrealistic graphite artist Dirk Dzimirsky in Germany. His work is in private collections in the UK, USA, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland including Irish Government and Museum collections. He has created several works for donation to charities; Jack & Jill Foundation and The Haven Partnership, including portraits of Rory McElroy, Paul & Garry O'Donovan, Keith Wood and Ronan O'Gara.
Each portrait is meticulously planned and drawn using several layers of different grades of graphite pencil to achieve a lifelike effect. A commission can take up to 18 hours of continuous drawing by hand. You can view examples of his work here. And read testimonials here.
Prices start at €195 for an A4 unframed head and shoulders Portrait. Once your commission is completed, you will be sent an email showing you a final proof of the finished work to ensure you are completely happy before your Portrait is shipped to you.
"A Portrait is a very personal undertaking, so it's important that I get a sense of the character of the person or background of the subject matter. So include anything about the personality or occasion you wish to capture. Needless to say, the more detailed the photo, the better the result. Visit Your Photo page to learn more about taking the ideal photo. I want to draw you a portrait which is both engaging and has the 'wow' factor, so you and your friends will marvel at the likeness of your drawing. I offer an unconditional money back guarantee if you are not entirely satisfied with the results".
Subscribe to the Studio's Newsletter for occasional News & Exhibitions