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Matthew Alexander returns this week to Thompson's London for his third solo show with the gallery
Matthew Alexander, Silver Light in Pin Mill. Oil on board 12" x 18".
LONDON.- His new works cement Alexander’s reputation as a renowned and leading contemporary British landscape 
painter. He demonstrates a mastery of technique that easily rivals the
 Modern British painters such as Edward Seago and therefore places him as one of
 the country’s finest landscape painters.

Thompsons Galleries was Established in 1982 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk by John and Sue Thompson and began to build the enviable reputation that it has today. In September 2001, Thompson's opened an additional gallery venue in Marylebone, relocating from Dover Street, Mayfair and Copthall Avenue in the City of London.

Thompson's deal in 20th and 21st Century paintings, sculptures and photography. Specialising in Contemporary British and Scottish art.

Alexander’s main influence can be attributed to his father, Chris Alexander (1926-
82), a noted artist and lecturer. Like his father, Alexander originally worked in
 education, teaching at a secondary school and running courses in landscape
 painting at adult education centres in Kent.

In 1981, with three children,
 Alexander made the brave decision to pursue his primary interest and work
 exclusively on painting.


Alexander was soon exhibiting in major galleries in the South of England and this
 strong demand for his work encouraged him to submit to major exhibitions in 
London including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Watercolour
 Society, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and The Royal Society of British
 Painters, to which he was elected as a member in 1985.


It was as a result of his involvement in these acclaimed exhibitions, along with 
his clear skill as an artist, that Alexander’s name grew in notoriety and he became 
a well established painter on the calendar of London exhibitions. Always bringing
 something fresh to his well-trodden landscapes and continental scenes, 
Alexander’s works remain as engaging as when they were first seen in London. 
The artist has a focused approach to his work saying, ‘as a landscape painter my 
senses are stirred by the landscape I am in or travelling through. It is the light and
 shadow, the sun or the cloud patterns, the shimmer of light on water or the shade
 f a tree-lined avenue. My concern is to express impressions from all my senses, sight, sound, smell etc. and to try to give form to them in purely visual terms,
 using paint and within the confines of the framed picture.’






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