Alex was born on 30th June 1974 in the village of Shotley Bridge in County Durham in the north east of England. She is the eldest of two sisters and lives with her partner in a house close to the river Derwent. It’s a natural haven for all sort of wildlife with weasels, otters and just about every garden bird you can imagine. Never one to chase the limelight, Alex has always preferred her animals to do the talking. She has developed a deep affinity for the rolling countryside of her home that provides a backdrop to much of her work on sale today. Alex never went to art school, instead she studied biology at university in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, supplementing her grant money by painting in the evenings and then selling her work at craft fairs and local art exhibitions at weekends.