John Alexander - Night Gardener

John Alexander

John Alexander’s exhibition features several large-scale paintings that capture a wealth of small details from his close observation and personal engagement with the infinitely rich natural world. The artist’s large oil canvases represent nature as mysterious and not entirely benign. Animals convey startling emotion; blossoms preen and pirouette, revealing the fugitive beauty of their color and shapes. He excels in the exacting medium of watercolor. Particularly in his drawings, Alexander captures clear, distilled essences. Elaborately rendered in charcoal, pastel and watercolor on hand-made paper, Alexander’s intimately-scaled animal, fish and flower portraits are executed with reverence and psychological insight.