Alexander Fowler, NEAC (born 1975)
While Alex Fowler paints still life, landscapes and portraits predominantly in oils, it is for him the experience of looking that is the actual subject of his work. Whether he is working in the calm of his studio or out in the streets of a foreign city, his senses are honed for the excitement of his next visual encounter.
Born in London, Alex took a Foundation Course at Chelsea College of Art and Design (1994-95) and a degree in Art History at Edinburgh University (1995-99). He then studied painting at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art (1999-2001), where he won the Heatherley’s Prize.
Receiving the New English Art Club Drawing Scholarship in 2001, Alex was elected a member of the New English Art Club three years later in 2004. By that date he had held his first solo show at the Carlyle Gallery, Chelsea.
In 2008, Alex won both the Woodhay Gallery Prize and The Arts Club Prize at the New English Art Club Open Exhibition. In the same year, he began to exhibit regularly with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Alex has held further solo shows at ‘The Studio’, Glebe Place, Chelsea (2005, 2011, 2013, 2018), The Cedar House Gallery, Ripley, Surrey (2008), Gallery 27, Cork Street (2008), The Russell Gallery, Putney (2013) and The Table Gallery, Hay on Wye (2016).