J Alexandra Connor

Joined Artfinder: March 2015

Artworks for sale: 19

(10)

United Kingdom

About J Alexandra Connor

 
 
  • Biography

    For a number of years I studied the techniques of the Old Masters, visiting specialists to learn skills used since the 15th Century. Many of my portraits have an under painting of egg tempera to give an added luminosity before I apply oil colour and glazes.

    The late Pietro Annigoni believed in my work. A quote from one of his letters has always inspired me: "It is incredible what you have achieved. Go ahead, and work hard!"

    I've exhibited in Aspreys, Bond Street; the Stephen Bartley Gallery, Chelsea; had a one woman show at the Marina Henderson Gallery, Chelsea; and a one woman show at the Richmond Gallery, Cork Street, London. 


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    2004

    Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

    I was nominated to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London in 2004.

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    2004

    Debrett's Prominent People

    I was invited to be included in Debrett's listing of Prominent People, in 2004.

    This was awarded to me for my work as an artist, art historian, and writer.
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    Event: National Gallery - Kazakhstan

    Dates: July 18, 2024 - May 1, 2024

    Venue: National Gallery, Kazakhstan

    I was visited to Kazakhstan for two weeks and whilst there painted three portraits of people in national dress. They were well received and exhibited in the National Gallery.

    Event: THE GOYA ENIGMA

    Dates: July 16, 2014 - Jan. 6, 2016

    Venue: THE GOYA ENIGMA, Worldwide

    This was my thriller in which I recreated Goya's Black Paintings. The book was published by Quercus Publishers in 2014 and published in USA, France, Spain and Russia.

    I also did - and sold - a composite painting of The Black Paintings, which married them into one complete picture.

    Event: THE ISLE OF THE DEAD

    Dates: July 10, 2014 - Aug. 28, 2015

    Venue: THE ISLE OF THE DEAD, Worldwide

    This is another of my historical art thrillers which I illustrated with works from Titian and a portrait of Angelica Vespucci.

    The book was published by Quercus, London, and published in ten other countries and eleven other languages.

    Event: One Man Show

    Dates: June 1, 2005 - Aug. 31, 2005

    Venue: Richmond Gallery, Cork Street

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    Event: Exhibition of works from the Season at the RSC

    Dates: Sept. 8, 2004 - Dec. 11, 2004

    Venue: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE GALLERY, Stratford on Avon, Stratford on Avon

    These were a selection of portraits and paintings I was asked to do by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford on Avon. I painted Anthony Sher, Frank Middlemass, Kenneth Branagh and Brian Blessed, amongst others.

    The paintings were exhibited in the Royal Shakepeare Theatre Gallery, and also in London in various other galleries.

    Event: Commedia dell'arte

    Dates: Aug. 10, 1999 - Sept. 10, 1999

    Venue: Marina Henderson Gallery, Chelsea, London

    Solo exhibition set around the Commedia dell'arte, its stories and its characters, like Puccinello.

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Awards

2004

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

I was nominated to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London in 2004.

Show more awards Hide

2004

Debrett's Prominent People

I was invited to be included in Debrett's listing of Prominent People, in 2004.

This was awarded to me for my work as an artist, art historian, and writer.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: National Gallery - Kazakhstan

Dates: July 18, 2024 - May 1, 2024

Venue: National Gallery, Kazakhstan

I was visited to Kazakhstan for two weeks and whilst there painted three portraits of people in national dress. They were well received and exhibited in the National Gallery.

Event: THE GOYA ENIGMA

Dates: July 16, 2014 - Jan. 6, 2016

Venue: THE GOYA ENIGMA, Worldwide

This was my thriller in which I recreated Goya's Black Paintings. The book was published by Quercus Publishers in 2014 and published in USA, France, Spain and Russia.

I also did - and sold - a composite painting of The Black Paintings, which married them into one complete picture.

Event: THE ISLE OF THE DEAD

Dates: July 10, 2014 - Aug. 28, 2015

Venue: THE ISLE OF THE DEAD, Worldwide

This is another of my historical art thrillers which I illustrated with works from Titian and a portrait of Angelica Vespucci.

The book was published by Quercus, London, and published in ten other countries and eleven other languages.

Event: One Man Show

Dates: June 1, 2005 - Aug. 31, 2005

Venue: Richmond Gallery, Cork Street

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Event: Exhibition of works from the Season at the RSC

Dates: Sept. 8, 2004 - Dec. 11, 2004

Venue: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE GALLERY, Stratford on Avon, Stratford on Avon

These were a selection of portraits and paintings I was asked to do by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford on Avon. I painted Anthony Sher, Frank Middlemass, Kenneth Branagh and Brian Blessed, amongst others.

The paintings were exhibited in the Royal Shakepeare Theatre Gallery, and also in London in various other galleries.

Event: Commedia dell'arte

Dates: Aug. 10, 1999 - Sept. 10, 1999

Venue: Marina Henderson Gallery, Chelsea, London

Solo exhibition set around the Commedia dell'arte, its stories and its characters, like Puccinello.


 

Biography

For a number of years I studied the techniques of the Old Masters, visiting specialists to learn skills used since the 15th Century. Many of my portraits have an under painting of egg tempera to give an added luminosity before I apply oil colour and glazes.

The late Pietro Annigoni believed in my work. A quote from one of his letters has always inspired me: "It is incredible what you have achieved. Go ahead, and work hard!"

I've exhibited in Aspreys, Bond Street; the Stephen Bartley Gallery, Chelsea; had a one woman show at the Marina Henderson Gallery, Chelsea; and a one woman show at the Richmond Gallery, Cork Street, London.