Alex Lowery was born in London in 1957. He studied at Bath Academy of Art for his foundation year and subsequently at the Sir John Cass School of Art (1978-9) and the Central School of Art (1979-82). His first London exhibition was held at the Rocket Gallery in 1995 and had his first solo exhibition with Art First in Dec 2000. He now lives and works in Dorset.
He started painting West Bay some twenty years ago and has made his name nationally and in Europe arguably through painting this one unassuming seaside resort.
His work has often been compared to that of the American painter Edward Hopper and English painter Paul Nash for a stillness, strongly contrasting light and shadow, and a way of finding in the banal and ordinary a surprising beauty.
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