Six Reasons To Buy An Alex Echo Piece
As the latest Alex Echo exhibition is due to hit galleries across the country over the coming months, we talked to the man himself who gave us these six reasons to consider purchasing his limited edition and original art for your own collection.
Do You Like It?
If you do, you should consider buying it. Nothing I say should ever influence you - no biography or grocery list of exhibitions should sway your opinion. Follow your heart first and foremost, and you won’t make a bad art purchase. If you don’t find my art to your taste, find art that you do like and consider buying that instead. But whatever you do, buy art. It’s good for the soul, it enhances your environment, it starts conversation and it enlists quiet personal happiness that can last a life time.
It is backed by hard work, real graft and effort in the arts
I’ve slugged my way up the art ladder. Nothing I do is rushed; my paintings are backed by 35 years as a professional artist. I have designed everything from corporate logos, book covers and posters to sculptures, assemblages and collage. I’ve created four 2000 square foot hand-painted billboards for Absolut Vodka, a Swatch Watch, snowboards and clothing.
I have raised over £500,000.00 in funds from the sale of my artwork for various charities around the world. I have taught artwork to inner-city kids, and to children with handicaps and mental disabilities. Artwork is my life.
I’ve done my homework!
My work draws on my love of art history. As an artist, I stand on the shoulders of the countless artists before me and I always pay homage to the great artists that I study and admire. I am deeply moved by the history of art - it has shaped who I am, and I hope this love of civilisation and its best achievements is conveyed through my paintings.
Money must come into the equation.
I have no other skill set. I am a painter. I have a family to feed as do you the art patron and client. This is real business and it shouldn’t be considered anything other than real business. I don’t kid myself. If you like my painting and can afford it, buy it. If you like another artist’s painting better than mine and can afford it, buy it.
My artwork expands and grows.
It’s a constant exploration into new ideas, concepts and methods. I do not rest on my laurels or yesterdays trends or successful sales figures. I learn, I grow, I evolve. I make the art evolve. We evolve together. I have a hundred years of art floating around in my head just waiting to come out, just waiting to be explored and painted.
Alex’s latest collection is inspired by his love of the earth and water, and he will be donating all of his royalties to Water Aid UK. His new exhibition, ‘The Infinite Ballet’, is currently touring Castle Galleries throughout the UK. Click here to find out when it’s coming to a gallery near you, or view the full collection online.