Boats at West Bay - Alex Cree


Alex paints from life with life. Alex will often pop into Ryder and Hope after a day of painting to show us his work, wet, heavy with colour, smells of linseed and turps. He like his work is bright and optimistic, we are always in awe of how he depicts such familiar scenes with such vibrancy, skill and innocence.

With a salty intimacy Boats at West Bay is a bottle green vignette of seaside life. Cree transports his viewer into the midst of the harbour where we are able to admire the fishing boats from a delightfully personal perspective.       

Alex is a Dorset boy, returning to his native county after training in fine art gaining a BA from Canterbury Christ Church and a postgrad from The Royal Drawing School. Alex takes inspiration from a huge range of artists from different periods: Titian, Delacriox, Cezanne, Augustus John, Matisse, Balthus, Ruskin Spear, Uglow, to name but a few. A trait he shares with all his influences is he works from life, from drawings and pure imagination.

Material: Oil on board 

Dimensions: 27cm x 33cm (framed)