Linda Alexander ROI 

Painter, London

  Linda has always been drawn to the intricate beauty of small things and in recent years it has been the botanical world that has inspired her. She is fascinated by the way that sunlight illuminates a subject and how it brings her botanical subjects to life. She particularly loves the subtle, delicate and luminous qualities of reflected light as well as strong direct sunlight on a subject. Textures too are a constant fascination. She paints subjects that lift her spirit, inspire and move her and in the world of nature she finds plenty of these.

Linda's early career as a qualified architect was spent working for a number of award winning architectural practices. Her graphic skills were employed preparing artwork and presentation drawings for national and international competitions. One of these drawings was exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Following a number of successful shows Linda decided to become a full-time professional artist in 2005. Her work has been shown in London galleries, including the Mall Galleries London and since 2007 she has exhibited each year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. She has won a number of prestigious awards and her work is in private collections worldwide.

Selected Exhibitions

2018 - The Affordable Art Fair Battersea with Agora Contemporary
2017 - The M1 Gallery, Greenwich  Joint show with other members of the ROI
2014 - 2017 - RHS Wisley Flower Show
2012 - The Osborne Studio Gallery Winners of the Artists & Illustrators Magazine competition
2012 - 2018 - The Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition
2007 - 2018 - Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
2007 - 2018 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show
2005 - The Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon
2005 - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea with The Hicks Gallery
2004 - The Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon
2004 - The Richmond Art House Open Studio

Awards and Prizes

2019 - The Royal Institute of Oil Painters The Alan Gourley Memorial Award
2016 - The Royal Institute of Oil Painters The Stanley Grimm Memorial Prize (2nd Place)
2015 - The Royal Institute of Oil Painters The Dry Red Press Award
2015 - The Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition - People's Choice Award
2015 - The Society of Botanical Artists Suzanne Lucas Memorial Award
2015 - The Society of Botanical Artists Strathmore Papers Award
2014 - Artists & Illustrators Magazine Finalist in their Artist of the Year competition
2013 - The Society of Botanical Artists The Great Art Prize
2012 - Artists & Illustrators Magazine Winner of the Artist of the Year competition
2010 - International Artist Magazine Grand Prize Winner
2008 - The Royal Institute of Oil Painters The Stanley Grimm Memorial Prize (1st Place)

Societies

2016 - Elected a Full Member of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters
2015 - Elected a Full Member of The Society of Botanical Artists