Alex Uxbridge writes: “ Painting is a process of illusion – the illusion that paint is a real image, a beautiful image, but ultimately it is still paint. I want to see that”. "Some artists still seem to find it exciting to endlessly question the nature of what art is. I don’t particularly. Maybe because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth - into an aristocratic family, growing up at the Anglesey Stately Home, Plas Newydd and recently inheriting the title, Marquess of Anglesey - maybe because of the lucky privilege of being securely attached to a place and a history, I haven’t been driven to carve out a niche of (probably spurious) originality. For me, it’s far more interesting to search for a fresh personal response to what I see around me - including the beautiful landscape of Anglesey and Snowdonia - using, mainly, very traditional means.
Alex Uxbridge was born in 1950 in North Wales from an aristocratic family. He obtained a BA in Politics Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University and a PhD in International Relations at Sussex University. Later on, in 1989-93, he also pursued an Art diploma. Alex’s artwork mostly represents landscapes and botanical scenes. The artist is influenced by his childhood memories as well as drawing from poetry, in particular T.S. Eliot. He also produced a series of illustrations inspired by Bob Dylan’s songs and contemporary London. About his artistic process, Alex states that “Painting is a process of illusion – the illusion that paint is a real image, a beautiful imag ...