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Alexandra has been selling her paintings since 2004 and continues to undertake commissions and exhibit her pieces both nationallly and internationally. Alexandra's love of art and the countryside became intertwined at a time when farming was facing a crisis. Touched by the publicity and vulnerability of cows during the BSE and Foot and Mouth crises, Alexandra started observing these bovine beauties at Petersham Meadows in Richmond Upon Thames for drawings and paintings. From this initial encounter Alexandra's interest in sound animal husbandry and the countryside has continued and she now seeks much inspiration from the surrounding Cotswolds. Alexandra always records her observations on site, meeting the animals and studying their individual characters amongst the herd. Alexandra aims to capture the essence of their spirit and promote the individual within the herd with a view to greater consideration and understanding of our colourful world. Impressed by the farmers’ abilities to remember all of the individual’s names within their herds, Alexandra ensures that all of her work is suitably named. From inheriting a box of oil paints to creating large contemporary paintings, Alexandra's work is now in high demand.


Alexandra also enjoys visual puzzle solving, creating illustrations and pattern designs with a bold graphic style and a passion for colour.


   



 
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Creative Workshops



"I have just completed an art course and a workshop with Alex.  I absolutely loved every moment, and am so pleased with my creations (I'm a beginner).  It has inspired me to really develop my artistic skills, and I now look at my environment differently - every where I turn I see something I could draw or paint!   Alex is very encouraging, inspirational and has lots of creative ideas.  I am hoping to continue with her classes and workshops.  I wish I had had Alex as my art teacher at school - I would have definitely have chosen art instead of science!"  Sarah, Fairford. 

Join in and share Alexandra's enthusiasm and creative knowledge at the forthcoming classes:

THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING Cirencester 2 May - 4 July Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm

PORTRAIT DRAWING AND PAINTING Cirencester 19 September - 14 November Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm 

STILL LIFE Cirencester 19 September - 14 November Wednesdays 1.30 - 4.30pm

BEGINNERS PAINTING AND DRAWING Cheltenham Art Club 17 September - 13 November Tuesdays 2.00 - 4.00pm

As someone who lacks confidence in this area, I was apprehensive about the day ahead, but from the moment I entered the studio I was made to feel at ease. Alexandra the tutor skilfully gave us the encouragement and confidence we needed to try a range of techniques…...... Her support was friendly, constructive and certainly made me take risks I might not otherwise have taken.”  Jo, Broadway.


Also chat with Alexandra about ideas for your bespoke workshop, brought to your venue. hello@alexandrawoods.com


With over 18 years experience as a multi-disciplinary Art and Design Lecturer, Alexandra has taught a range of creative skills and theory to students on fine art, graphic design, fashion, 3D and contextual studies courses from A level to pre BA foundation and degree level. Alexandra offers a versatile approach, adopting a range of strategies with the skills and enthusiasm to support and inspire confidence in others to achieve. In recent years, Alexandra has developed a range of mobile workshops tailored to inspire confidence within a friendly and enjoyable setting. These workshops along with presentations have been delivered at arts centres, schools and in homes, including:

CHELTENHAM SCHOOL OF FINE ART, CIRENCESTER ART SOCIETY, FARNCOMBE ESTATE, FARNHAM MALTINGS, HOLY APOSTLES SCHOOL, HYTHE SCHOOL, KINGSTON COLLEGE, LECHLADE ART SOCIETY, NEW BREWERY ARTS CIRENCESTER, RICHMOND UPON THAMES COLLEGE, SEVERN VALE SCHOOL, SIBFORD SCHOOL, STANTON GUILDHOUSE, SYCAMORE CENTRE, TEMPLE GUITING SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON, WOKING COLLEGE.


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