Alex Fowler

For Alex painting is a wonderful way of engaging with the beauty and peculiarity of the visible world; whether working on a Landscape, Cityscape, Figure or Still Life there is similar joy in unpicking the perceptual experience. What makes it just so is never to do with an inventory list of things seen, but an experience distilled through eye, mind and feeling, at times this is a slow process in the studio at others it is about a caught moment in the landscape, as is epitomised by Alex’s paintings of the changing light on the mountainous landscape of Montenegro, many painted at dawn or dusk. The realisation is that there is nothing more abstract than the visible world, and the hope is to capture something of the visceral experience of place, and the beauty of colour arrangements held within shapes.

Over the last few years when not in London focusing on Portrait Commissions, Still Lifes and teaching, Alex has painted in Italy, The South of France, Montenegro, Zakynthos and San Francisco, work which makes up the majority of the works on show.

Bio:
• 1975 Born in London
• 1994-1995 Chelsea College of Art and Design (Foundation Course)
• 1995-1999 Edinburgh University MA (Hons.) History of Art
• 1999-2001 Heatherley’s School of Art (Two Year Diploma Portrait Painting)
• 2004 Elected Member of The New English Art Club

Awards and Prizes:

• 2001 Awarded The Heatherley’s Prize
• 2001 Awarded New English Art Club Drawing Scholarship
• 2008 Awarded Woodhay Gallery Prize (at NEAC Annual Exhibition)
• 2008 Awarded The Arts Club Prize (at NEAC Annual Exhibition)
• 2017 Self Portrait shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard Portrait Prize and purchased for the Ruth Borchard Collection

Selected Exhibitions:

• 2003 and 4 The Cedar House Gallery, Ripley, Surrey
• 2005 “Young Artists”, Bonhams, Bond Street, London
• 2005 William Thuillier, Bond Street, London
• 2005 – 18 “The Studio” Glebe Place, Chelsea, London (Solo)
• 2008 Gallery 27, 27 Cork Street, Mayfair, London (Solo)
• 2008 – The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
• 2009 Browse and Darby, Cork Street, London
• 2011 Jenna Burlingham Fine Art, Kingsclere, Newbury
• 2013 The Russell Gallery, Putney, London (Solo)
• 2015 “Connections” Art Mill Gallery, Plymouth
• 2016 The Table Gallery, Hay on Wye
• 2004 – NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries
• 2017 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition Finalist
• 2020 The Gallery, Green and Stone, Chelsea