Alan Shoosmith



Since moving to the west of Ireland in 1989, I have captured the varied landscape in my watercolour paintings , particularly enjoying the play of light on field patterns, rock and water that seems so special in this region. I have a great love of wildlife & nature and conservation themes are a regular feature of my paintings.

I taught watercolour classes for many years in both Ennis and from home, and was co-ordinator of the Clare Arts Office Embrace Programme for people with disabilities until retiring in 2016.

Living in the heart of the Burren lowlands, I find myself surrounded by inspiration for the atmospheric watercolours I aim to create. Travel is also influencing my work at present and, after a winter in the Canary Islands, and extensive travel in the UK last summer, I have a collection of new sketches for a future series of work.

My landscapes and seascapes can be seen at the various Inis Artists exhibitions or at the studio by appointment. I am also happy to work on private commissions.


Alan Shoosmith
Co. Clare

T 091 633959
M 086 8398832