Alex Fowler is a London based Painter and Art Teacher. He paints Portraits, Still Lifes and Landscapes, mainly in oils. He loves the challenge of working directly in front of the motif. The battle of how to respond to the very visceral quality of the visible world, how to translate the extraordinary range of light and colour we experience in the world into paint, is a constant fascination. He has been sharing his passion through his teaching over a number of years, running classes in Landscape, Figure and Still Life Painting. 

He moved back to London in 1999 after four years studying History of Art at Edinburgh to do a Diploma in Portraiture at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, where he won the Heatherley’s Prize. In 2002 he won a Drawing Scholarship from the New English Art Club, one of the country’s most prestigious exhibiting societies and he was elected a member in 2004.


  • 1975                           Born in London 
  • 1994-1995                 Chelsea College of Art and Design (Foundation Course)
  • 1995-1999                   Edinburgh University MA (Hons.) History of Art 
  • 1999-2001                   Heatherley’s School of Art (Two Year Diploma Portrait                                Painting)
  • 2004                           Elected Member of The New English Art Club

Awards and Prizes:

  • 2001                           Awarded The Heatherley’s Prize 
  • 2001                           Awarded New English Art Club Drawing Scholarship       
  • 2008                           Awarded Woodhay Gallery Prize (at NEAC Annual Exhibition)
  • 2008                           Awarded The Arts Club Prize (at NEAC Annual Exhibition)
  • 2017                           Self Portrait shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard Portrait Prize                        and purchased for the Ruth Borchard Collection 

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2003 and 4                  The Cedar House Gallery, Ripley, Surrey 
  • 2005                           “Young Artists”, Bonhams, Bond Street, London
  • 2005                           William Thuillier, Bond Street, London 
  • 2005 – 18           “The Studio” Glebe Place, Chelsea, London (Solo)
  • 2008                           Gallery 27, 27 Cork Street, Mayfair, London (Solo)
  • 2008 –                         The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2009                           Browse and Darby, Cork Street, London
  • 2011                           Jenna Burlingham Fine Art, Kingsclere, Newbury 
  • 2013                           The Russell Gallery, Putney, London (Solo)
  • 2015                           “Connections” Art Mill Gallery, Plymouth    
  • 2016                           The Table Gallery, Hay on Wye
  • 2004 –                         NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries
  • 2017                           Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition Finalist
  • 2020                           The Gallery, Green and Stone, Chelsea