Alexandra Dickens Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Alexandra Dickens
Live in: St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 15.00
Alexandra Dickens Artist Bio:
Alex's highly distinctive paintings were first shown when she spent a period of time living in New York in the early 1980s. She then exhibited extensively in London and the United States before moving to St Ives in 1995. Alex now shows her work exclusively in her studio gallery, nestled among the fisherman's cottages in old St Ives. Alex's dramatic, light-filled paintings in acrylic are in collections worldwide and her work is instantly recognisable. Her work is authentic and original. The intense colours and incredible landscape of the Cornish coast are a major inspiration for the semi-abstract seascapes and skies for which Alex is so well-known. She is also a prolific painter of purely abstract work inspired by her love of colour which is perfectly suited to the artistic backdrop of St Ives which is regarded by many as the "˜cradle' of British abstract art. Although some paintings can take many days to complete, Alex likes to work quickly, imparting movement and a real sense of the moment in her paintings. Each painting is created individually, usually within a series of paintings such as "˜Coastal Light' or "˜Sundance' until Alex feels the need to move on or explore different techniques. She paints while listening to loud music and describes the process of painting as: "˜Glorious. It is complete freedom of expression, both invigorating and exhausting.' Layering pigment, scraping back and layering again enables her work to evolve with an unhindered, beautiful spontaneity. Alex believes that art should never be pretentious or full of hidden meaning - her work is created with the sole objective of delighting the viewer.