Alex’s paintings are an invitation to pause, breathe and be absorbed in moments of looking and being. She is inspired by physical and visual experiences of landscape, using a process walking and running to observe of changes of light, land and sky in connection with breath and movement. Whilst making in the studio she works with either a traditional gesso ground or textured acrylic gesso and light fast acrylic ink to try to re-capture an impression of a particular journey. The making process then parallels the original journey resulting in a series of visual discoveries led by interactions with materials. The completed works are a conversation between the pictorial surface, materials and the memory of movement and places. Recurring themes include explorations of space, light, movement and stillness, noise and silence.
Alex works from her studio on a farm in Whitwell, Hertfordshire and has work in collections in the USA, Japan, France, Norway, Germany and the UK.