Alex has worked as a freelance illustrator for over 25 years, both in advertising and children's book publishing. Her illustrations, which are renowned for their striking and evocative use of colour, have been published in numerous books in Britain and overseas.
In 2017, she undertook an MA in Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire. In her paintings from this period, her fundamental connection to colour is again prevalent, creating an instantaneous suggestion, or evoking an insinuation of place and a feeling of memory. As a key part of her MA, she explored how a sub-conscious communication is possible through colour, and its close links to synaesthesia.
Today, her work is mainly abstract and predominantly large in scale. Her preferred medium is acrylic or oil paint. The landscape continues to be a source of inspiration, but not in the traditional sense; instead she conveys an ‘inner landscape’ of emotion, which is infused with a geographical landscape of boundaries and borders and connections.