About

  • Alexandra Dickens

    Alexandra Dickens

    A truly fearless, vivacious painter, Alexandra's approach to her work is brave, playful and continuously developing. Her unwavering passion for colour, texture and form is reflected throughout and evolving over the years her seascapes have become ethereal, sensual even, evoking a sense of place without depicting it, distilling the essence of landscape or raw irrepressible nature while her unmistakable abstract works remain as vibrant and energetic as ever. Alex paints from the heart, overlaying colours she builds up and scrapes back, creating texture layer upon layer while allowing music to move and energise her.
    Her early life was spent in London and Oxford, it was in her late teens that Alex discovered a love for expressing herself creatively through painting. In the early 1980s, she moved to the U.S. pursuing a modelling career, strutting the catwalks of London and New York. Working for the likes of Mode at Trump Tower. Throughout  it all, her irrepressible passion for painting persisted. She often had to hide her paint stained fingertips like a guilty secret.
    Alex’s first  exhibition was at the 28th St Gallery, New York. She has since shown her work nationally and internationally. She has traveled extensively, absorbing the colours of Central and Southern Africa, the light of Thailand, and the vast open skies of Australia.
    In 1995, she established her own studio gallery in St Ives, Cornwall, which she ran for 25 years. She now welcomes visitors to her studio, in the countryside, just a few minutes outside St Ives. Alexandra aims to create something authentic and original not something esoteric or full of hidden meaning. You don't analyse her work you feel it.
    "Art is art. Everything else is everything else." Ad Reinheardt 1913-1967
  • Commissions

    Commissions

    Commissioning a work of art allows you to get involved in the artistic process, making it both a rewarding and creative endevour. This personal involvement, instills the work with authenticity, intimacy and personal meaning.

     Working with an established artist like Alex you can be assured that the process of commissioning an artwork will be straightforward and truely rewarding as well as a sound investment. 

     The vibrant and dynamic nature of Alex's work transcends trend and the many layers of colour and energetic movement bring a room to life with a timeless aesthetic.

     Whether you are commissioning a single painting for your home, a special gift for a loved one, or an entire cohesive collection within hospitality and corporate interiors. You can be assured Alex’s years of experience will guide you.

  • Virtual Studio Tours

    Virtual Studio Tours

    It isn't always easy to make the trip to Cornwall to visit my studio so I offer Virtual Tours and consultations via FaceTime and WhatsApp.
    Drop me an email mail@alexandradickens.co.uk or give me a call 07967 144113 to arrange.
    I look forward to hearing from you. 

  • Visiting the Studio

    Visiting the Studio

    Just fifteen minutes outside St Ives, and a short walk through the pretty churchyard, Alexandra's studio is open to visitors all year round.

    To book an appointment or a video consultation please get in touch. Alex welcomes the opportunity to show you her work up close and to share her artistic process.

    For more details please call 07967 144113 or email https://alexandradickens.co.uk/contact/

  • Delivery

    Delivery

    UK delivery on all paintings is free. Larger paintings will be sent via specialist art courier.
    For overseas shipping please get in touch for a quote. 

  • Framing

    Framing

    All paintings are sold unframed uless specified otherwise. Framing can be organised for all work, please get in touch for more details and a quote. As frames will be handmade to order this may take time. 

  • Corporate Commissions Include

    Excel Centre, London (150 paintings up to 6'x6' for the conference rooms), Risk Analysis, London (6 paintings for boardroom and offices), Lovell, London (triptych for reception area), Una Holiday Homes St Ives, Brooks and Jeal, Wadebridge (5 paintings for boardroom and offices), Gonwin Manor, Carbis Bay (37 paintings for holiday cottages), Browns Wine Bar and Bistro, Sidmouth (for the restaurant), The Zone Hotel, Newquay (triptych for the restaurant), Pooleys Chartered Accountants, Truro (9 paintings for boardroom and offices), Porthmeor Beach Café St Ives Cornwall (8 paintings 8'x8'), TNA Europe, Birmingham (70 paintings from up to 12’x5').

  • 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.