“My practice is rooted in a desire to capture the light, movement and energy of my subjects. My recent practice has focused on tree portraits, those ethereal figures in the landscape. Through studying their beautiful twisting limbs and individual personalities, I seek to capture their presence, quiet beauty, vitality and transcendence, shaping a way to explore our relation to the natural world out of which we have grown.”
Alex Egan studied at Bristol and has a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art, she since has exhibited extensively throughout the country. Egan is a part of The Aborealists; an artist collective passionate about trees and the ways in which they can be creatively documented and displayed- Alex’s trees take on detailed realism but with a soft and delicate nature which introduces ethereal qualities. She also is an active member of the Norfolk art collective Group Eight, whereby the artist meets weekly with other local creatives to draw from life as well as working collaboratively to exhibit together regularly as well as being the Tree artist in residence at Somerleyton.
Along with numerous group and solo exhibitions including the two individual shows ‘Tree Portraits’ (2015) and ‘Back to my Roots’ (2016) and featuring in ‘If We Opened People Up We’d Find Landscapes’ (2019) with us at The Fairhurst Gallery, as well as being a part of the Inheritance exhibit at the Norwich Castle Museum (2018). Recent commissions include depicting veteran trees on the Sandringham estate for the celebration of HRH Prince of Wales 70th birthday, the historic Kett’s Oak at Ryston, the Daylesford estate in Oxfordshire, the Somerleyton and Houghton estates in Suffolk and Norfolk. She is currently working on similar commissions at other estates and private gardens whilst also working on trees she finds through exploring the landscape and by personal recommendations.
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