Linda Alexander ROI
She has always been fascinated by the way that strong sunlight illuminates everything, be it buildings or flowers. She especially loves the delicate beauty of reflected light and shadows which carry reflected colour and light within them. She looks for these qualities in everything she paints. For her, sunlight breathes life into botanical subjects which can often be portrayed in a very dull and uninteresting manner.
She has been drawn towards these botanical subjects because of their extraordinary organic shapes and structures and because of their beautiful textures and details. It is a world that constantly inspires her.
Linda is a London based artist whose early career as an architect was spent working for a number of award winning architectural practices. Her graphic skills were employed preparing artwork for national and international competitions. Her work was exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
She has drawn and painted since childhood and in 2005 realised her lifelong ambition to become a professional artist following a sell-out exhibition at The Hicks Gallery. Since then she has sold her work internationally through The Chelsea Flower Show and London galleries, won a number of prestigious awards and shown regularly at the annual exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. She was elected an Associate member of the ROI in 2014.
Her early work predominantly consisted of watercolour townscapes and she was a course tutor for Centro Mallorca holidays for a few years. But now she works almost entirely in oils and she teaches privately in her studio in Isleworth. Currently her subjects are largely still life and of a botanical nature.
2013 Finalist in Artist of the Year competition, Artist & Illustrators magazine
2012 Winner of the Artist of the Year competition, Artist & Illustrators magazine
2012 Winner of the Great Art Prize, The Society of Botanical Artists annual exhibition
2010 Winner of the Grand Prize, International Artists Magazine
2007 Winner of the Stanley Grimm Memorial Prize, Royal Institute of Oil Painters
2007-2014 The Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition
2012-2014 The Society of Botanical Artists annual exhibition
2012 The Osborne Studio Gallery
2011 Selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2007-2013 The Chelsea Flower Show
2004-2006 The Hicks Gallery, London
2004-2006 The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2004 The Llewelyn Alexander Gallery, London
2001-2004 Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
1998 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition