2017. Exciting new work based on the beautiful colour fades and dramatic composition of views of galaxies and star systems now on display at the Alex John Gallery.

Retaining my love for powerful, vibrant use of colour, I have been inspired to fuse this with the subtle and delicate fades that can be seen in the incredible images of the universal scapes our satellite photography allows us to view. The combination of techniques I have used on these new pieces has been a journey of expressive discovery, I have thoroughly enjoyed the process and am proud of the final results. Drop in to the Gallery on a Saturday and see the work in the flesh for yourself.

Hello 2015

Hello and welcome to 2015, I hope to see you in person at the gallery. Following the success of Saturday openings in 2014 the gallery will be open every Saturday through 2015. Expect to see new work at least every 2 weeks, artwork based on the beauty of crystalline structures and patterns, further work based on the awe inspiring photographs of the galaxy, nebulas and universes along with a variety of new directions and work from other talented local artists.

Studio Address

Idyllic rural location, make a visit to the studio part of a lovely day in the country, plenty of great local pubs I can recommend after your gallery visit

Alex John Gallery, Unit 8, Loddington Farm, Loddington Lane, Linton, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4AG

STUDIO OPEN EVERY SATURDAY!!!

The studio is now open every Saturday to the public to come on down, have a good browse of the artwork, see new work and the artist at work. I’ll even make you a cuppa! See you there.

Art Exhibition September 21st 5pm-10pm 2013

This is an invitation for everyone to come along to my next art show, on September 21st between 5pm and 10pm, at my studio in Linton near Maidstone. The show will feature new work from myself, including beautiful new contemporary abstracts and animal print based work in thick plaster texture. The exhibition is shared with my sister, Rachel James who will be showing highly stylised still life work along with evocative figurative compositions and abstracts.
We look forward to seeing you for an entertaining evening of art, wine, nibbles and a thoroughly enjoyable night.

At Unit 8, Loddington Farm, Loddington Lane, Linton, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4AG

Look for the large white and black signs painted on pallets at both ends of Loddington Lane then again at the entrance to the farm, where further signs will guide you to parking and the studio.

Alex John Art Show Saturday May 4th 2013

Come along to the beautiful surroundings of Frankies Farmshop in Staplehurst, Clapper Lane, Kent, TN12 0JT www.frankiesfarmshop.co.uk  on Saturday May the 4th 2013 between 5pm and 10pm to enjoy a glass  of free wine and nibbles for the latest Alex John art exhibition showcasing stunning contemporary artwork reflecting the organic energy and rhythm of the beautiful Kent countryside.

An evening not to be missed, Alex John will be on hand to chat with all and enjoy a lovely, relaxed evening of art refreshments and socialising in this superb venue.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Recent Textured Artwork

Currently I am working on a number of different ideas, adding to the thick textured abstract work I love, I am taking it to the next level using a plaster and pva glue mix to create a semi sculpural finish to some artwork currently in process, exciting stuff!, keep an eye on the site, when the work appears on the site, I shall endevour to photograph it in such a way as to show the depth of texture.

Alex John Art Show 2010

The first Alex John art show hosted at the Alex John Studio was a huge success. On one of the hottest days of the year, a fine crowd of 150 descended on the studio in picturesque Linton over the course of the evening. Bringing with them a sense of excitement, occasion and a real social vibe.

From the start of the evening at 5pm the studio was buzzing with guests, enjoying a glass of wine and a warm welcome from hosts Rosie Waller, Rachel James, Natalie Harris and Louise Hession. Fashionably 45 minutes late to his own show (nothing to do with last minute preparations going to and beyond the wire) Alex John arrived to join the greeting party and enjoy conversation with the guests.

The artwork was fantastically well received and provided a striking talking point as the red dots began to appear next to paintings. With the evening as well as the wine in full flow, the temperature was rising, an emergency fan was brought in to make a total of 3 fans furiously oscillating in a bid to keep the guests cool. The studio had a tremendously energetic atmosphere to match the energy of the artwork beaming from the walls.

The sound of conversation and laughter drowning out the background music, with ever more guests arriving through the door. As a growing number of red dots appeared next to paintings, Alex John and guest artist Jay Wickenden were positively overwhelmed with talking the guests through their artwork and painting techniques. Inbetween came the addition of some seriously cheesy smiles for the Kent Messenger newspaper photographer.

As the evening drew to a close, a total of 19 paintings had been sold and 3 commissions taken, making the show a magnificent success. This really did exceed all expectations and it is with much sincerity and gratitude that Alex John wishes to thank all who contributed, those that made the effort to come and be a part of the show and those that showed their support. Thankyou.

Special Thanks to the people below:

Rosie Waller. For the continued support and selfless hard work towards numerous elements of the artwork and the show.

John Poole. For taking on numerous practical and technical jobs, lending equipment and being a workhorse for the run in to the show.

Rachel James. For providing a professional biography and for working on the front desk taking payment details and answering enquiries.

Matt Wright. For outstanding graphic design work. (www.mattwrightgraphicdesign.co.uk)

Natalie Harris and Louise Hession. For being glamorous and hard working hostesses.

Joy McArthur. For the photography and help on the night and the tremendous support from the outset.

Penny. For the photography work on the night.

Jay Wickenden. For exhibiting, promoting and helping with preparations.

Bek and Jen. For the beautiful flowers and providing a glorious backdrop to the studio.

Sue Excell. For numerous contributing fabric jobs and the loan of the emergency fan.

John Waller. For working on a number of practical jobs essential to the presentation of the show.

Owen Humphreys. For years worth of website work, it’s finally paying off!

Syd Franklin. For audio visual and musical mastery.

Family and friends. For all your support, it means everything to me.

Alex John