'Landscapes and Layers' The Workhouse Dunstable, 5 Ashton Square, Dunstable, LU6 3SN
8th July - 22nd August 2020 (closed 27th July - 10th August
Inspired by colour & light, Alexander’s influence comes from watching the sky and imagining the possibility of colour to use within his oil paintings.
Alexander James Gordon is an artist living and working in Barnet and is a member of the Barnet Artist.
His paintings are abstract landscapes using oils and a palette knife on canvas.
Alexander is inspired by the colour and light found in everyday travels. His main influence comes from watching the sky and imagining the possibility of colour to be used within his artwork. Alexander finds colours from small marks on objects, especially if they are worn or are slightly damaged and will play with these images and thoughts as he creates his work.
As an artist who is inspired by the ever changing sky and its influence on the colour in the world, he is very excited by the change of light which takes place in a very short period of time and the early rises of colour within the day.
Working with a palette knife enables Alexander to leave a visible mark on the canvas, this creates a subtle textural layer to the painting. He is particularly fond of the marks made towards the end of the piece as the layers of paint beneath are revealed.
Alexander is the viewer at the gallery with his nose pressed up against the painting to be drawn in by each and every mark the artist has created.
All of the paintings have the edges painted and so do not need to be framed, they all arrive ready to be hung.
Thank you for taking an interest in Alexander's artwork and we hope you enjoy them as much as he has enjoyed creating them.