About

 'As a landscape painter my senses are stirred by the landscape I am in or travelling through. It is the light and the shadow, the sun or the cloud patterns, the shimmer of the light on the water, or the shade of the treelined avenue. My concern is to express impressions from all my senses; sight, sound, smell and to try to give form to them in purely visual terms. Although I may feel that I am having some success in this, it is only truly tested and realised when the painting is exhibited and someone else feels the same impression that I sensed when I painted it.’

 

Painting Style

Deeply rooted in the great tradition of European landscape painting, the work of Matthew Alexander is clearly a continuation of the British Impressionist movement.

 

With his mastery of traditional technique, and a present understanding, appreciation and acknowledgment of those who have explored the subject before him, Alexander is rightly considered a true extension of the lineage of great English landscape painters, a worthy successor to Constable and Seago alike.

 

‘Art grows out of art and the artist needs to immerse himself in, not only the activity of his own painting, but to look for lessons and clues through a comprehensive knowledge of the past.’

 

A far cry from mimicry of the greats, Monet, Renior Degas or Pissaro, Alexander’s engagement with the Impressionist legacy results in a stunning and incredibly modern landscape.