President Michael D. Higgins viewing my portrait of Samuel Beckett at the reception following the staging of "All That Fall" on Saturday 23rd March 2019 in Foxrock - the birthplace of Ireland's Nobel Laureate who received this honour 50 years ago. It also marks the 30th anniversary of his death.
Samuel Beckett was born on Good Friday, April 13th, 1906, and lived with his family at Cooldrinagh, Kerrymount Avenue, Foxrock, Co Dublin - a short stroll from Tullow Church where the performance took place and where the Beckett family attended Sunday service
Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny being presented with the original of the artist's Michael Collins portrait commemorating the centenary of The Easter Rising. This work was donated to Michael Collins' grand niece Helen Collins (pictured left) board member of Cork University Hospital and presented on 13th February 2017 by CEO Tony McNamara. A copy of this work is also hanging in the new Michael Collins Museum in West Cork.
I would like to thank you so very much for your very kind donation of the Rory McIlroy Portrait as an auction item at the recent Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball for which we were the beneficiary charity.
The stunning and life-like sketch penned by your goodself raised €3,000 on the night. This wonderful donation has provided 187 hours of home nursing respite for our profoundly sick children - a truly wonderful gift!
Again many thanks for your generosity and I wish you continued success with your amazing talent.
With very best wishes,
CEO Jack & Jill Foundation
Samuel Beckett's niece Mrs Caroline Murphy received the original of this Beckett Portrait as a thank you for officiating at a Foxrock Beckett event and the unveiling of a plaque in Tullow Church alongside the pew where the Beckett family regularly attended services
Thanks Alan for your beautiful drawing...it will make
such a lovely gift for my brother-in-law's 50th birthday
as it captured a precious memory for himself and his sister.
Thanks also for going the extra mile to work under my time constraints.
I will be highly recommending your work to my family and friends.
In memory of Elsa (White German Shepherd). A Christmas 2016 gift commission.
My apologies, I forgot to let you know how your portrait of Elsa was received.
Well Mark was so thrilled with it. He said that your drawing brought her to life more than any photograph could, and he was actually very emotional when he first saw it.
So thank you very much, we will treasure it.
Happy new year
An autographed portrait of Irish
Olympic Silver Medalists Paul & Barry O'Donovan
which sold for €2,500 at a Haven Charity auction
Presenting Keith Wood with
his portrait which was sold for
€1,000 at a Haven Auction
Email from Elizabeth Redmond Mitchell, Ireland
It's FANTASTIC!! I literally gasped- it took my breath away.
You are soooo good. Wow, you are wonderfully talented and I just think this is magnificent.
I can't thank you enough,
Email from Emma Whelan, Ireland
I love it thank you so much it's brilliant I'm delighted with it.