A new collection of original paintings and prints, entitled ‘A Time and A Place’, that transport Alexander' 'Youth and 'Young Manhood/Peaky Blinders' characters to iconic city locations throughout the UK and further afield, from the High Level Bridge in Newcastle to the Trocadero Gardens in Paris.
The location of each painting is highly significant in his life and most see the introduction of female figures into these scenes. The places featured that are very special to me include New York,Paris, London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Newcastle.
Having built his reputation on painting traditional working class men in flat caps and old, baggy suits as I've always loved painting wool and tweed, so portraying figures in the dress code of the 1920's and 30's was what partly inspired Alex to paint these characters in well-know places.
The old black and white photos from the 1930s of his Grandfather - showing him as a young dapper Dan, dressed in his finest for a night on the town also motivated me to imagine my well-kent 'gadgies' as younger, romantic figures.