The Pink House at West Bay - Alex Cree


Alex paints from life with life. He 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.

The Pink House at West Bay is awash with a sweetshop palette. The wafer pink house, lobster orange boat and smudged blue sky make it a sublime addition to any wall. 

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: 25cm x 34cm (framed)