Alexander James Gordon
Born in London, UK
Alexander James Gordon is an artist living and working in North London. 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. The focus of each piece is from a memory of either a moment he has experienced or a view that caught his imagination. He will reflect on the feelings of that vision to generate his colour palette. From this starting point he encourages the painting to take its own course and finds great enjoyment in allowing the work to take unexpected turns as the work develops.
Alexander also 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. These additional textural layers are created towards the end of each piece, he reveals layers of colour as he manipulates the palette knife to scrape away the surface of the paint.
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 which is reflected in his work.
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.
'Aldenham Art Festival' Aldenham Church, Church Lane, Aldenham, WD25 8BE 13th-15th September 2019
'Changing Skies - abstract landscape paintings' Solo exhibition, Watersmeet, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH, 26th July - 1st September 2019
'Big Art Fair' Hitchin Town Hall, Hitchin, SG5 1HX 12th -14th July 2019
'Art in the Nave' St Mary's Church, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AE 14th-16th June 2019
'Mentmore Arts Festival' Mentmore LU7 0QF, 25th-27th May 2019
'South West HVA group exhibition' Henderson Hub, Abbots Langley WD5 0AR, 13th May- 1st June 2019.
'Tring Park School' Art show 27th-30th September 2018.
'Herts Open Studios' 10 Orchard Drive, Edgware, HA8 7SD, weekends during September 2018.
'Aldenham Art Festival' Aldenham Church, Church Lane, Aldenham, WD25 8BE 14th-16th September 2018
'Big Art Fair' Town Hall, Hitchin, SG5 1HX 13th -15th July 2018.
I have exhibited a series of paintings at 'A Little Bird Told Me Gallery' Wendover HP22 6DU February - May 2018.
'Art in the Nave' St Mary's Church, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AE 8th-10th June 2018.
'Big Art Showcase' The New Maynard Gallery, Welwyn Garden City 20th April - 2nd June 2018.
'Tring Park School' Art show 23rd-24th September 2017.