About

  • Alexandra Dickens

    Alexandra Dickens

     

    Georgia O'Keeffe once said "I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn't say in any other way- things I had no words for"

     

    In my late teens I too discovered that I could express myself creatively by painting and my unwavering passion for colour, texture and form continues to evolved more than forty years later. 

     

    My early life was spent in London and Oxford before moving to New York, in the early 1980s, to pursued my modelling career, sometimes even having to model with my hands in my pockets due to paint stained fingertips, my first exhibition was at the 28th St Gallery New York. 

     

    After travelling extensively, absorbing the the colours of Central and South Africa, the lightness of Thailand and the vastness of open skies in Australia, I moved to St Ives in 1995 where I opened my own studio gallery in Downalong. 

     

    Now in my home studio, just fifteen minutes from St Ives, I continue to play and experiment so my work continues to develop. My seascapes have become more etherial, more sensual, while my abstract paintings are as vibrant and energetic as ever, a voyage of discovery. 

     

    Painting, for me, is always an exhilarating adventure and I am so grateful to be able to spend my time doing what I love. “Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life”. Indulging my passion for colour, light, texture, being impulsive, being creative, being experimental, being authentic, is being who I want to be. 

     

    My Gallery in St Ives is open a couple of times a year but my studio is open all year. I look forward to welcoming you. 

     

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  • 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')