Alex Cree

Alex Cree is our Painter in residence at Moignes Court


Alex takes inspiration from a huge range of artists from different periods: Titian, Delacriox, Cezanne, Augustus John, Matisse, Balthus, Ruskin Spear, Uglow, to name but a few.  What do all these artists have in common? They work from life, they work from drawings and they work from pure imagination.  None would balk at trying their hand at still lifes, portraiture, figure compositions, landscape, townscape, or even mythological scenes.

Despite the diversity of their interests, there are common threads, or ‘values’, that run throughout all the work:

  • a constant revision of colour and shape until a satisfying composition and colour balance is reached;
  • an excitement in rendering something of the third dimension on a flat canvas;
  • a concern that objects occupy a believable space in a believable world.


I am available for private lessons in oil, acrylic, gouache, ink, charcoal; landscape, portrait or still life. Please contact me directly for more information.


Commemorate your wedding or other special event by hiring me to come and draw.  For £300 you will receive all drawings made at the event, as well the novelty of having a real-life artist working on the spot.