Alex Callaway RBSA (British, 1969)

I am an award-winning still-life painter and elected member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Born in 1969 in Devon, I now work and live near the small city of Worcester in central England with my wife and two daughters.

With painting there are many aspects that capture the imagination and ignite a sense of wonder, in particular for me are the alchemical possibilities. Simple commonplace objects can take on greater significance, their humble presence perceived within a larger unknowable context. The objects represent themselves and yet so much more; the subject becomes a portal and we are transported to where beauty and meaning are encountered within.

I paint from life in northern light and enjoy the challenge of this approach to contemporary realism. With much consideration I endeavor to distill layers of observation and perception into my work, reflecting on aspects of nature and exploring themes such as beauty, mystery, and transience.

My work has been selected for many prestigious open exhibitions and competitions, receiving a number of prizes. Most notably an Arcadia Contemporary Award from the 2016 ARC Salon and an Alfred Daniels Award from the Royal Society of British Artists 300th Open Exhibition. Read More