ALPHA SHANAHAN is a self-taught artist who mostly paints in acrylic and oils. Her portraits and figure paintings swing between naive and impressionist styles. She uses her own life experience as the material for the stories she relates through her work as well as sacred images which have become part of her inner journey. Landscape is another subject which Alpha loves to paint, sometimes as necessary background to figures, or as the main subject of the work.
Alpha has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. La Salle University in the Philippines where she was born and raised. Aside from the arts and psychology, her other interests include music and spirituality.
To hone her skills and to document her growth as an artist, Alpha has visual/art journaling as her daily creative practice.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Alpha now lives in Carrick on Shannon --- a beautiful town in the west of Ireland --- with her husband and twin sons.
All images and text (c)Alpha Shanahan. All rights reserved.