Artist

  • Alexandra Dickens

    Alexandra Dickens

    For over forty years I have been passionate about painting to express myself creatively. Throughout a career as a fashion model, strutting the catwalks of London and New York, and my years as a restaurateur, I taught myself about painting techniques. After travelling extensively, absorbing the colours of Africa, the vastness of Australia and the buzz of New York, I opened my studio gallery in St Ives Cornwall in 1995. I’ve exhibited extensively over the years but having my own gallery enabled me to be as creative and experimental as I wished. 

     

    Creating is always an exhilarating adventure and I’m so grateful to be able to do it. I can’t call it work, it is never work, it is indulging my passion. So flooding my studio with music I love, I paint, overlaying colours, building up layers and texture then scraping back, adding whatever I need to create the painting I want to paint. 

     

    Over the years my work has evolved my seascape paintings have become more etherial and sensual, more abstracted. They evoke a sense of place, distilling the essence of raw irrepressible nature, rather than a depicting it. My aim is to always create something, authentic and original. Not something that is pretentious or full of hidden meaning but something that expresses my enthusiasm and passion for painting, something the viewer can enjoy.

  • Exhibitions Include

    Courlander Gallery, Richmond Surrey

    Taurus Gallery, Oxford 

    Lander Gallery, Truro

    Gallery One0two, London

    Art Life, Devon

    Nicholas Hagen Fine Art, London

    Sanmar Gallery, USA

    Lennox Gallery, London 

    Modern Artists Gallery, Whitchurch on Thames

    Kennedy Gallery, Provincetown USA

    Galerie Pelar, New York, USA 

    Wills Art Warehouse, London

    Croft Wingates, Market Harborough

    Big Wide Bay, Tavistock

    The Westbourne Gallery, London

    The 28th Street Gallery, New York

     

    Corporate Commissions Include

    Brooks and Jeal, Wadebridge (5 paintings for boardroom and offices)

    Gonwin Manor, Carbis Bay (37 paintings for 6 holiday cottages)

    Risk Analysis, London (6 paintings for boardroom and offices)

    Lovell, London (triptych for reception area)

    Browns Wine Bar and Bistro, Sidmouth (3 large paintings for the restaurant)

    The Zone Hotel, Newquay (triptych for the restaurant)

    Pooleys Chartered Accountants, Truro (9 paintings for boardroom and offices)

    Excel Centre, London (150 paintings up to 6'x6' for the conference rooms)

    Porthmeor Beach Café St Ives Cornwall (8 paintings 8'x8')

    TNA Europe, Birmingham (70 paintings from up to 12’x5')