Alex McIntyre

Alex McIntyre

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

About Alex McIntyre

I am inspired by light, land, sky, and weather. The paintings are amalgamations of journeys taken on foot by running and walking. They describe and communicate physical, emotional and visual experiences of landscape. I typically emphasise the sky and remove signs of human habitation. By doing this I hope to offer you space to breathe and be, to be immersed or uplifted, to connect with your own memories of landscape.

The paintings are made using a traditional gesso ground on birch or poplar. I prepare the gesso surface over a number of days. When I am ready to make a painting, I create texture by painting with the gesso and carving into the surface with wire wool, sandpaper and wood carving tools. Next I work with high quality light fast acrylic inks and push the pigment into the surfaces I have created.

Alex has exhibited widely in the UK, working regularly with The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art and with Byard Art. She has work in private collections in France, Germany, Norway, the USA, Japan and the UK.

Education

Fellowship with Digswell Arts (2012-17)

MA Fine Art, Middlesex University (Merit) 2005-2007

Foundation Btec Fine Art (Distinction) 2004 - 2005
2:1 English BA Hons

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

> Travelling Light, A2Arts, Suffolk August 2017
> > Land, Space, Sky, Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley, 2016
> Eloquent Noise, touring with the musical theatre production Soul Sister in 2012
> A Gathering, Tradition at Beaufort House, London, 2010
> Sinuous Bodies, Daphne Du Maurier Festival at St Winnow, St Veep, St Brevita, Cornwall. 2010

Group Exhibitions:

>Beyond Other Horizons, British Council funded exhibition at Iaşi Palace of Culture Romania, British Council Symposium 3March. 1-31 March 2020
> The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea March 2019 with Byard Art Gallery
> Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham, April 2019 with Byard Art Gallery
> The Other Art Fair: Brooklyn May and November 2019 and 11 Editions of the Fair in London + Bristol since 2015.
> Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge from Spring 2018 onwards
> The Artichoke Gallery, Autumn, Kent, UK 2018
> Mylo Fine Art, Hampshire, UK 2018
> The Biscuit Factory, Spring and Autumn, Newcastle UK, 2018
> Roy's People Art Fair, London, 2018
> Sea Fever, The Auction Collective, September, London 2018
> Narcissus Arts, Menier Gallery, London, 2018
> Kendalls Fine Art, 2017, Isle of Wight, ongoing
> Why Not Art, selected works online 2017 - 2018
> The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead with Steidel Fine Art, London, 2016
> The Stone Space, Leytonstone, London, 2016
> Bils and Rye Gallery, Yorkshire, UK, 2016
> DSE Group, London, 2016
> Quercus Gallery, Bath UK, 2015 2016
> Transition - The Stone Space, Leytonstone, London, June - July 2016
> The Stone Space, Leytonstone, London, 2016
> Space2 Gallery, Watford Museum, Hertfordshire, 2014
> Parndon Mill Gallery, Hertfordshire, 2014
> Free Painters and Sculptors, various exhibitions annually in London from 2013 onwards.
> Mall Galleries, Society of Women Artists, London, 2013
> Eastern Approaches, UH Galleries, Hertfordshire, 2012-13 + awarded Loop Construction Prize
> Brent Museum and Archives, London 2012
> Art in a different space, launch of Brent's Public Art Programme, Willesden Library Centre, London 2012
> TBC Artists' Collective, The Crypt, London 2010
> No More Grey Project Space, London 2009