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MATTHEW ALEXANDER

Winter Light, Trafalger Square Oil on board 9 x 12 inches The Marsh Gate Oil on board 18 x 24 inches (front cover)

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Waiting for the Tide, Pin Mill Oil on board

16 x 24 inches

MATTHEW ALEXANDER AN EXHIBITION OF NEW PAINTINGS 20th March – 7th April 2013 15 New Cavendish Street, London. W1G 9UB Tel: +44 (0)20 7935 3595 enquiries@thompsonsgallery.co.uk www.thompsonsgallery.com

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MATTHEW ALEXANDER Matthew Alexander, renowned and leading contemporary British landscape painter returns to Thompson’s Gallery for a comprehensive solo show of his latest works. Alexander’s main influence can be attributed to his father, Chris Alexander (192682), 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 of 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.’ Thompson’s Gallery is proud to present our third solo exhibition by Matthew Alexander. The artist 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. After Rain, Wingham Oil on canvas 22 x 30 inches (right)

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Summer Sailing, Norfolk Broads Oil on board 10 x 14 inches

Silver Light, Pin Mill Oil on board 12 x 18 inches Old Faversham Creek Oil on board 18 x 24 inches (right)

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Wingham from Fields Oil on board 10 x 20 inches

Sailboats at Thurne, Norfolk Oil on board 16 x 24 inches

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Sunlight and Snow, Monkton, Kent Oil on board 12 x 16 inches View Across the Estuary Oil on canvas 28 x 36 inches (right)

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A Bright Day near Monkton Oil on canvas

9 x 12 inches

After the Rain, Marshside Oil on board

12 x 6 inches

View over Marshside Oil on canvas

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20 x 30 inches (right)

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Sparkling Light at Oare Creek Oil on board 12 x 16 inches

Last of the Sun, Norfolk Broads Oil on board 18 x 24 inches

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Winter Sunlight Oil on board 8 x 12 inches

A Blowy Day at Pegwell Bay Oil on board 8 x 12 inches Oast Houses Near Goudhurst Oil on board 20 x 30 inches (right)

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Setting Sun, St Benet`s Abbey, Norfolk Oil on board 9 x 12 inches

View Across the Swale Oil on board 18 x 24 inches Snow on the Marshes Oil on board 16 x 24 inches (right)

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Picnic in St James’s Park Oil on board 9 x 12 inches

A Bright Day at Richmond Oil on board 24 x 36 inches

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Pont St Michel, Paris Oil on board 10 x 14 inches

CaffĂŠ di Colombia, Rome Oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

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Back Street Cafe, Venice Oil on board 7 x 10 inches

Gondola by the Rialto Bridge Oil on board 7 x 10 inches Early Morning Chioggia Oil on board 9 x 12 inches (right)

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Venetian Backwater Oil on board 12 x 9 inches Grand Canal, Venice Oil on board 12 x 16 inches (left)

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Autumn in the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris Oil on board

8 x 12 inches

Winter in the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris Oil on board

7 x 10 inches

Port St Denis, Paris Oil on board 12 x 16 inches (right)

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Parc Van Gogh,Auvers, France Oil on board

10 x 14 inches

Vetheuil, France Oil on board

8 x 12 inches

St Emilion, France Oil on board 14 x 20 inches (right)

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Walking the Dog, Runswick Bay Oil on board 12 x 16 inches

Stormy Sky on the Swale Oil on canvas 18 x 24 inches

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Sun and Rain, Sandsend, Yorkshire Oil on board 16 x 24 inches

Snow over Monkton Oil on board 12 x 16 inches

Sunday Stroll on the Beach Oil on board 7 x 10 inches

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Snow at Millers Lane Oil on board 10 x 20 inches

Sunset over Monkton Church Oil on board 10 x 20 inches Cley Mill from the Marshes Oil on board 12 x 16 inches (right)

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EXHIBITIONS 1975

Joint show with father Chris and brother Gregory

1981

First one-man show at Library Gallery, Margate,

Crumps Gallery Canterbury, one-man show

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Llewellyn-Alexander, London

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

Book;’Step by Step Watercolour’

1982

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition ,Cork Street Fine Art, Ashbarn Gallery Hampshire

1983

1993

published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1994

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Society of Marine artists, RBA, elected

1985

Nevill Gallery Canterbury, one-man show. Royall Fine Art Tunbridge Wells Kent

1995

associate RBA ROI, Hunting Group Finalist, 1984

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,

Catto Gallery London. Nevill Gallery Canterbury, one-man show.

Royal West of England Academy

95-2005 David Messum Gallery, Cork Street London W1

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,

2006

Walker Gallery Harrogate.

Elected member of the Royal Society of British

2007

Bourne Gallery Reigate.

Artists, Hammerson Purchase Prize

2008

Royall Fine Art Tunbridge Wells

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,

Walker Galleries Harrogate

Royal Society of British Artists

Bourne Gallery Reigate

1987

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,

1988

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,

2009

Alan Barnes Fine Art Dallas Texas

2010

Thompson’s Gallery London

Royal Society of British Artists

Royall Fine Art Tunbridge Wells

Royal Society of British Artists

Alan Barnes Fine Art, Dallas Texas

New English Art Club,

Walker Galleries Harrogate

Royal Society of Watercolourists Open Exhibition

2011

Royall Fine Art Tunbridge Wells

1989

Nevill Gallery, Canterbury one-man show

Alexander’s Gallery, Monkton, Kent

1990

Peoples and Places, touring Exhibition in association

Alan Barnes Fine Art, Santa Fe New Mexico

with Kent County Libraries

Thompson’s Gallery London

1991

1992

Crumps Gallery Canterbury, one-man show. Extensive travel

2012

Whittington Fine Art, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

in association with KPMG and Catto Gallery for Exhibition

Walker Galleries Harrogate

of Paintings of Europe

Alexander’s Gallery, Monkton, Kent

Catto Gallery London, Bankside Gallery London two-man show. Travelling shows to Paris, The Hague, Dublin, Brussels

2013

Thompson’s Gallery London - (March-April)


Matthew Alexander: An Exhibition of New Paintings