Below are a few testimonials from clients that commissioned Alex to create a unique, personalised painting for them.


If you are interested in commissioning Alex, please get in touch with him via the 'Contact' page.

Ashley Starr

Branscombe Beach, 2019


I worked closely with Ash to create a painting in memory of his mother who passed away this year. She lived in Honiton and Ash and his family have many happy memories of going to Branscombe Beach. The painting contains lots of old and new personal material linked to Ash's mother and also Nottingham where he grew up and now lives.

Cathy & John Keast

Sidmouth Promenade, 2015


“ We have been reflecting on what makes the painting so very special for us and is exactly what we wanted. While the painting represents significant events for Cathy and I over the last 30 years of our married life, we feel the process of working with you and having personal involvement with the artist makes it even more special.


Obviously we very much like Alex's work, so were keen to keep the style but with a personal twist - by supplying Alex with our old newspaper cuttings from over the years, and also the extra personal touches reflecting our lifestyle (cycling and sailing). We also think that modern technology along with Alex's personable approach helped to personalise the work. The frequent phone conversations along with the emails with high definition photos of the work in progress were not only reassuring, but also made the 'project' very exciting - we were able to see the painting being developed from the early sketches and agree on the next steps. It was like bringing the artist's studio to our home!


We love our painting and with it being central in our house it evokes many lovely memories, we also get pleasure from friends admiring the work, then when they look more closely realise that it is personal and that the paper collage has personal significance. It certainly has that 'wow' factor ”

Rachel Watkins

Fortfield Terrace & Tamarisk Cottage, 2012


“ I 'discovered' Alex when I saw some of his work at Darts Farm and was very impressed with  use of contemporary media and local locations. I subsequently commissioned him to create an 'impression' of my house in Fortfield Terrace Sidmouth.  


The work was completed with diligence and consultation within a realistic time frame. I was delighted with the final result especially the little details I asked him to incorporate such as a man with a dog ”

Martin Lewis

Budleigh Beach, 2015


“ I wanted to give my wife something personal and special for her big birthday, we both met when we were very young and I asked Alex if he could reproduce one of his Devon scenes with my wife included in the scene. I supplied a particular photo which Alex superimposed her image on a number of pictures in different locations. I narrowed it down to one picture and the result was beyond my expectation. Throughout the whole process Alex was superb, nothing was too much trouble and his emails and updates during the creation of the picture were informative and a comfort. It is with confidence that I would recommend Alex for any private commission ”

Joe & Katie

Sidmouth Promenade, 2016


“ Having seen Alex's paintings previously displayed I was convinced that the vibrancy of his work would be perfect for a really special occasion. The commission process was very enjoyable, we spoke about the colours, mood and experiences that we wanted the piece to convey. We were given input in every step of the design which truly served to make the piece so unique. Alex was absolutely wonderful to work with. We would highly recommend exploring a commission with him ”

Stephen and Maurice 

Shaftsbury Avenue, 2017 


" We First came across Alex’s work in Otterton Mill and contacted him to purchase a signed print of one of his paintings of Ladram Bay. Since then we have kept in contact with him purchasing more prints and original paintings. 


We purchased the original painting of Westminster Bridge and were so impressed with this work of London and having read on his website the comments from people who had requested he paint a commission for them, we asked Alex if he could paint a commission for us of London Theatre Land. 


As members of The Masqueraders Theatrical Society in Nuneaton and performing as amateur actors in some of our favourite shows we explored with him the possibility of using some of the programmes of the productions we had appeared in. He was very helpful with his suggestions and took on board everything that we suggested. He included artwork, text of the synopsis of the shows and cast lists. 

We also love the glitz of The West End and the shows produced there and Alex also managed to include some of the programmes and theatre tickets of professional shows that we had attended over the years. 


He regularly kept in touch with us at various stages of the painting where we discussed the progress and any additions to be included. Alex also sent us photographs during the process of the painting. "