I have recently relocated to the Highlands of Scotland, but when I was in Torbay I sold my artwork through my own gallery (Chelston Gallery - now closed). In one of my series of pictures I have used various media to explore the beauty in the shapes and shadows of the naked body. Whilst each image captures just a brief moment in time, the emotional responses evoked are timeless. In my acrylic paintings I have reduced the forms into a few layers of graduated colour – the smoothness of the line and the depth of the shadow being essential elements in the design. A different approach has been used in the pen and ink drawings. The style I use is fairly fast in production, but it is the energy in the movement of the pen that generates a softer, gentler final image. And as part of my exploration, I have been working with other media, such as coloured film, coloured card and board.

My more recent series - Geometrics - uses the mountboard cut into regular shapes and positioned to create curves and shapes that have a simple flow to them.

I also have a growing collection of drawings of local scenes which are available as prints (mounted or framed) from the gallery, as are the original paintings and drawings as described above.

Both the pen and ink drawings and acrylic paintings can be done on commission. If you would like to give somebody a special gift, how about a portrait of themselves, you or a favourite person? The Frank Sinatra painting shown here was one such commission. Get in touch if you would like to discuss options.

View my website http://kpalexander.wordpress.com/

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Tandem Parachute Jump / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2010-10-25T00:00:00Z">Mon 25 Oct 2010</span>Tandem Parachute Jump / Mon 25 Oct 2010

On Saturday I jumped out of an aeroplane! It was a birthday present and a chance to raise some money for a chosen charity. I chose the Prostate Cancer Charity as a number of people (both family and friends) have died due...

New Picture Show Site / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2009-07-16T00:00:00Z">Thu 16 Jul 2009</span>New Picture Show Site / Thu 16 Jul 2009

I have just completed a new website showing a fairly full list of my recent work. This includes drawings of the local area, drawings of nudes, pop-art style paintings and work in other media. Click on the link above to s...

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Devon Open Studios 2010 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2010-09-04T00:00:00Z">Sat 04</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2010-09-19T00:00:00Z">Sun 19 Sep 2010</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>Devon Open Studios 2010 / Sat 04 to Sun 19 Sep 2010 (2 weeks)

I am exhibiting my work at at Chelston Gallery as part of a display of work from 10 artists from the region for Devon Open Studios. Following a highly praised inclusion in TACO 3D my glass sculpture 'Trans-Form' (as illu...

Exhibition of Work / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2009-10-18T00:00:00Z">Sun 18 Oct</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2009-12-25T00:00:00Z">Fri 25 Dec 2009</span> <span>(2 months)</span>Exhibition of Work / Sun 18 Oct to Fri 25 Dec 2009 (2 months)

My exhibition of drawings, paintings and other images that was at The Blue Walnut Café in Chelston, in February is now at Chelston Gallery. The theme of the work is the Human Form.

My Videos

Perspection - a study in perspective and rotationPerspection - a study in perspective and rotation

This short clip shows my glass sculpture 'Perspection' which works with the ideas of angles, perspective, rotation and reflection. The piece is intended to be viewed rotating and it is the movement of the reflections tha...

About the Artist videoAbout the Artist video

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