Alexander James Gordon

I am an artist and teacher living and working in North London. My paintings are abstract landscapes painted using oils and a palette knife on canvas. Most of my paintings are inspired by the colour and light found in everyday travels – especially from my daily commute from the suburbs to the city. I am forever watching the sky and imagining the possibility of colour to be used within my artwork. I will often find colours from small marks on objects, especially if they are worn or are slightly damaged. I will play with these images and thoughts as I create my next piece of work. As an artist who is inspired by the ever changing sky and its influence on the colour in the world around me, I am very excited by the change of light which takes place in a very short period of time and the early rises of colour within the day. I work with a palette knife to leave a visible mark on the canvas, this allows me to create a texture to my work which adds a subtle layering to my pieces. I am particularly fond of the marks made towards the end of the piece as I reveal the layers of paint beneath, triggering memories of the worn out and broken objects I observe in different lights.​ I am the viewer at the gallery with his nose pressed up against the painting to be drawn in by each and every mark the artist has created. All of my paintings have the edges painted and so do not need to be framed, they all arrive ready to be hung. Thank you for taking an interest in my artwork and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

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