A truly fearless vivacious painter, Alex’s approach to her work is brave, playful and continuously developing - her unwavering passion for colour, texture and form is reflected throughout.
Her work has evolved over the years and her trademark seascapes have become more ethereal and sensual. She evokes a sense of place without depicting it, distilling the essence of landscape and weather, and allowing the viewer to feel raw irrepressible nature - her unmistakable abstract works remain as vibrant and energetic as ever.
Alex paints from the heart free from constraints. Overlaying colours, she builds up and scrapes back, creating texture layer upon layer. She works seemingly effortlessly 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 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 passion for painting persisted. Often having 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 10 minutes outside St Ives.
Alex’s aim is to create something authentic, original - a thing of beauty. Not something esoteric and wrapped in hidden meaning. Her work has an energy that transcends thought , you feel her work rather than analyse.
Over the years Alex has undertaken many corporate and private commissions and her sought after work has collectors all around the globe.
"Art is art. Everything else is everything else." Ad Reinheardt 1913-1967
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.
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Just fifteen minutes outside St Ives, and a short walk through the pretty churchyard of St Felicitas .Alexandra's studio is open to visitors all year round ,
To book an appointment please get in touch , We welcome the opportunity to show you Alex's work up close and to share more about her artistic practise .
UK delivery on all paintings is free.Please get in touch for overseas
All paintings can be framed just get in touch for a quote and allow a little extra time as all frames are handmade to order.
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').
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.