About

  • Alexandra Dickens

    Alexandra Dickens

     

    In my late teens I discovered my passion for painting to express myself creatively and that passion has never left me. I still believe life is more beautiful with colour and richer with expressive art decorating your walls.

    While I continue to explore the textures and colours of the Cornish landscape my work has evolved and become more abstract, more to do with expressing the sensation of elemental forces and intensity of light.

    My early life was spent in London and then Oxford before travelling extensively. I lived in New York in the early 1980s while I pursued my modelling career and that is where my paintings were exhibited for the first time. After absorbing the the colours of Africa and the vastness of Australia, I moved to St Ives in 1995 and opened my own studio gallery. 

    Now in my purpose built studio, just fifteen minutes from St Ives, my work is less concerned with the depiction of specific places, but incorporating the memory and the emotion of these places and allowing a wider range of subject matter.

    Over the years my work has developed, become more etherial, more sensual, offering the viewer the pleasure of discovery.

    Painting, for me, is always an exhilarating adventure and I am so grateful to be able to spend my time doing something 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 St Ives Gallery is open a couple of times a year and my studio is open by appointment for you to view available paintings or discuss a commission. 

    Please join my emailling list for exhibition updates or follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alexandradickensartist/

     

    All best wishes, 

    Alexandra

  • 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')