'Beyond Other Horizons, Contemporary paintings made in Britain and Romania', a British Council funded exhibition at Iaşi Palace of Culture Romania, British Council Symposium 3 March. 1-31 March 2020
Working as a professional artist since 2008, recent exhibitions include
> The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea March 2019
> Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham, April 2019
> The Other Art Fair: Brooklyn May and November 2019 and 11 Editions of the Fair in London + Bristol since 2015.
> Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge from Spring 2018 onwards including 'Land, Sea, Sky' Autumn 2019.
I am inspired by light, land, sky, and weather. The paintings are amalgamations of journeys taken on foot by running and walking. They describe and communicate physical, emotional and visual experiences of landscape. I typically emphasise the sky and remove signs of human habitation. By doing this I hope to offer you space to breathe and be, to be immersed or uplifted, to connect with your own memories of landscape.
What have other people said?
“ Turner paintings redone by Rothko” visitor to The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, 2019
“A Rough British Wilderness Vibe” Visitor to The Other Art Fair, Victoria House 2018
“Moments of reverie and the finding of sanctuary” Visitor to The Other Art Fair, Victoria House 2018
“It is like you have a filter between the world and you. That filter is light and everything you see is through brightness. Through you, I see that too, even when there is darkness.” Visitor to The Other Art Fair, Victoria House 2016
“Before I saw your work, I felt tired and I just wanted to go home. Now, I would like to stay here. I feel energized and calm. I could stay here all night”. Visitor to The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, 2015
Working as an artist since 2007, Alex has three strands to her creative practice:
1) The production, exhibition and sale of landscape inspired artworks that invite viewers to pause, be, breathe and be immersed. Working from a studio in Hertfordshire she regularly sells through The Other Art Fair, BYARD Art Gallery and Kendalls Fine Art as well as through other exhibitions, galleries and independent art consultants. Alex has work in private collections in France, Germany, Norway, the USA, Japan and the UK.
2) The devising, delivery and management of person and community centred creative learning projects. Alex has over ten years experience working collaboratively with schools, community groups, arts and cultural organisations including Bedfordshire University as a visiting lecturer for the Foundation Course, Royal Opera House Bridge, A New Direction, Brent Museum and Archives, Watford Museum, Middlesex University, The Map Consortium and The Wroxham Transformative Learning Alliance. This practice is grounded in 5 years working as Co-Director and Co-Founder of HertsCreation C.I.C using the arts as a tool for social change.
3) Activities that support community building and professional learning for the visual arts sector. This has included programming workshops, talks and events during a freelance role as Collaborative Partnerships Manager for Be Smart About Art (2017-19) as well as occasional 1-2-1 coaching.