West Pier Art Studio
Alan McLeod was born in Dublin and graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology Mountjoy Square with a B.A. in Environmental Design in 1996. He undertook a M.A. in Multimedia from D.I.T. Aungier Street in 1998.
Since graduating he has been engaged in many web based art and commercial projects. Alan returned to painting and mixed media work since 2006.
He set up the West Pier Art Studio in 2009 as a working studio and permanent exhibition space for his work. He uses his premises on the West Pier, Howth as a springboard / cornerstone for his own personal creative exploration.
Earlier pieces used pen, ink and watercolour on Fabriano paper. His past exposure to electronic mixed media has infused into his traditional drawing and painting skills. The result has provided him with a new artistic response to his unique harbour environment.
New work explores large scale simplified geometries with photographic layering on oil on board with gold leaf.