Alex Morton

Alex Morton is a British artist currently living in Winchester having relocated from Cornwall, England.

Taking inspiration from the rugged Cornish coastline Alex finds the sea and the energy it brings though wind and waves both compelling and relaxing. He aims to replicate the powerful feelings he experiences when standing at the edge of the ocean with a seemingly never-ending expanse of space before him. As a keen surfer, he paints seascapes as someone who both recognises the beauty of the sea and comprehends its might.

For Alex, the nature of the painting process is as important as the finished piece. He works both in and out of his studio, painting on a variety of surfaces including large size sheet canvas often using materials found on the beach to add depth and texture to his work. Although influenced by the Cornish coastline, he can never truly predict the nature of his finished piece and takes pleasure from this reflective quality of the painting process. His compulsion to create along with the contemplative nature of his artistic process adds a tangible intensity to his work.

Alex has never undertaken formal artistic training. He discovered his flair for painting in 2012 when a friend suggested he combat his low mood by picking up a paintbrush. Since then, Alex’s life has taken an exciting and unexpected direction thanks to his innate talent and passion for painting. It is this absence of artistic education that makes Alex such an exciting artist; he continues to learn through experimentation with new techniques and textures that both capture the energy of the wild north coast of Cornwall and satisfy his eye.

“I’ve always been attached to the coast and the open expanse of the sea for the feeling of uninterrupted space it provides. Sitting on a cliff or on the shore I can look out as far as my eye can see in to the horizon uninterrupted. A Collection of Space is a selection of works that seek to capture the feelings I gather from these seemingly endless horizons during my frequent trips back to Cornwall visiting family, friends and my favourite locations, my home from home.”

– Alex Morton 2017

Alex’s work can be viewed in the following locations:

GX Gallery, London

McAllister & Thomas Fine Art, Godalming, Surrey

Amanda Aldous Fine Art, Hampshire

Canvas Gallery, Winchester, Hampshire

The Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Create Gallery, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

The Hatch Galley, Dorset

Finsbay Gallery, Isle of Harris, Scotland

Haitch – United Arab Emirates

Selected Exhibitions & Events

2018

Finsbay Gallery, Isle of Harris, Scotland

GX Gallery, London – ‘Time by the Sea’ – Solo Exhibition

The Hatch Gallery, Dorset – Battersea Affordable Art Fair

The Hatch Gallery, Dorset – Summer Group Exhibition

Amanda Aldous Fine Art – Summer Group Exhibition

2017

GX Gallery, London – ‘That Feeling of Space’ – Solo Exhibition

GX Gallery, London – ‘Landscape 2017’ The Gherkin, London – Joint Exhibition

GX Gallery, London – Bristol Affordable Art Fair

GX Gallery, London – Battersea Affordable Art Fair

Porthminster Gallery, St Ives – ‘Coast’ – Group Exhibition

The Hatch Gallery, Dorset – ‘Sea Air’ – Joint Exhibition

The Hatch Gallery, Dorset – Summer Group Exhibition

The Hatch Gallery, Dorset – The Old Fire Station

Amanda Aldous Fine Art – Edinburgh Art Fair

Amanda Aldous Fine Art –  Autumn Group Exhibition

2016

GX Gallery, London – ‘Landscape 2016’ The Gherkin, London – Joint Exhibition

GX Gallery, London – ‘Forty by Forty’ – Group Exhibition

GX Gallery, London – Aqua Art Fair, Miami, US

GX Gallery, London – New York Affordable Art Fair

Porthminster Gallery, St Ives – ‘Coast’ – Group Exhibition

The Hatch Gallery, Dorset – ‘The Sea’ – Joint Exhibition

2015

Porthminster Gallery, St Ives – ‘To the Coast’ – Group Exhibition

The Hatch Gallery, Dorset – ‘Summer and Sea’ – Joint Exhibition

White Space Art, Devon – ‘Light and Landscape’ – Group Exhibition

Bedruthan Hotel, Cornwall – ‘Seldom Seen’ – Group Exhibition

Store Street Gallery, London – Bristol Affordable Art Fair

Store Street Gallery, London – Hampstead Affordable Art Fair

Bell Fine Art, Winchester – Battersea Affordable Art Fair

2014

Porthminster Gallery, St Ives – ‘New Horizons’ – Group Exhibition