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Alan Kirkland-Roath

Alan Kirkland-Roath

Banglamung, Chonburi

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British born artist, Alan Kirkland-Roath has emerged from the unlikely background where he has spent more than 35 years developing the Gaming business in the U.K. and other parts of the world, to become a full-time artist.

Alan Kirkland-Roath started drawing and sketching from an early age. Entirely self taught, his influences came from studying paintings by the Impressionist masters; Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot and Cezanne and their use of colour and light.

Kirkland-Roath's images capture a likeness and mood of the moment. Perhaps this is because the artist himself finds the making of every painting an adventure, an experimental journey through colour, shape and mark.

Changing quality of light and dark shades within the images affecting both mood and atmosphere are conveyed by the subtle nuances in colour, tone and texture. The paintings are an expression of both literal and imaginary interpretation that is based mainly on traditional themes.

Kirkland-Roath's strong distinctive style and his penchant for light make his work collectable throughout the world. He specialises in Portrait, Figurative and Horse Racing themes, but will be delighted to discuss any challenging watercolour commissions.

A WATERCOLOUR PORTRAIT, PRESERVING THE MOMENT FOR EVER MORE….
In these days of readily available photography when our likenesses are recorded over and again, it has become even more special to have a portrait painted. A portrait can mark a birth or marriage, graduation, career success or a well earned retirement – or it can simply capture an individual or pet at a point in their life and preserve the moment for ever more.

FIGURATIVE
The lost and found edges, the movement of light through the figure are some of the advantages of water based colour. Water gives the painting life, as it does everything on this planet!

HORSE RACING
The horse and rider in pursuit of the ruthless win, with fame and fortune that awaits them at the finishing post! The racing silks shine and shimmer like glorious medieval banners of battle. For this is indeed truly war. So, it is with racing’s most illustrious and dramatic spectacle of horse and man… How best to capture this moment? This magnificent atmosphere can truly be captured with watercolours!

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Group Exhibition, "Art Raisin Thoughts", Royal Garden Plaza, Pattaya, October 2005
Group Exhibition, "Watercolour Society of Thailand", Siam Paragon, Bangkok, June 2006
Group Exhibition, "Celebrating the King's 80 years", Grand Ayudhaya Hotel, Bangkok, July 2007
Group Exhibition, "Art Without Frontiers", Amarin Plaza, Bangkok, August 2007
Group Exhibition, "3 Watercolourists", Gallery Opium, Pattaya City, February 2008
Group Exhibition, "New Ecologies", Sheraton Resort, Pattaya, January-April 2009

Resident Artist, Gallery Opium, Pattaya. Thailand (2005-2009)
AK-R Studios, Pattaya, Thailand (2009- )

Artist's Statement
"I love to paint, and truly believe that being able to paint is a gift that should be shared.

As a child and teenager I loved drawing and painting with watercolours. However, I was not able to fulfil my dream of painting full-time till my family had grown up and I could finally leave my job.
I never dreamed of showing my paintings, least of all selling any of them, but before I knew it I had my first portrait commission. This has then lead onto a number of other commissions.

While I paint I find that I live in the beauty and colour of my subject. I like to be able to convey a sense of involvement to the onlooker."

 

Miss Saigon by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Sheep by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

I am adorable by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Tango Embrace by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Tango Connection by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Tango Quartet 4/4 by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Tango Quartet 2/4 by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Tango Quartet 1/4 by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Tango Quartet 3/4 by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Pegasus by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

John Lennon by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Marilyn Monroe No.5 by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Tango by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Sweet Love by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Snake by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Adie and Aldo by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

The Competition by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Business Like Trio by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Rolle Canal and Aquaduct by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Fly Fishing by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Cash In and Borrachera by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Cash In by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

The Welder by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Grinding Away by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Honeywood and Plunger by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

The Home Straight by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Ryvarden Fyr by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Dragon by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

The Syndicate by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

381 by Alan Kirkland-Roath

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Dragon Tattoo by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Steward's Enquiry by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Final Bend by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Quickening The Pace by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Drawing Clear by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Tamarind by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Adam and Eve by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Jeanne Hebuterne and Amedeo Modigliani by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Dangerous Liason by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Enticement by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Into The Light by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Stripper by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

The Reader by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Saffron by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Tiger by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Tumeric by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

The Last Furlong by Alan Kirkland-Roath

 

Dancer by Alan Kirkland-Roath