Looking into the sunlight - 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 Lyme Regis scenes with such vibrancy, skill and innocence.

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

Wooden frame 43 x 19cm