artist R. L. Alexander finds inspiration in the everyday and the distant past, from tales told through the ages, to stories waiting for discovery. He goes through life with his sketchbook at the ready, recording thoughts, images, and ideas as they present themselves. From his sketches his paintings spring to life through his meticulous technique. He is a compulsive draftsman, who paints primarily on wood panels using only the finest oil colors with techniques passed down through the ages.
Alexandersâ?? paintings reside in private and public collections throughout the United States, Japan and Europe. His work is intended to be both thought-provoking and whimsical, evoking quirky delight in those who value imagination and craftsmanship. For his part, Alexander hopes his paintings are approachable yet mysterious, rewarding for those who take the time to look, and think, a little deeper.
Alexander spends most of his time with his head in the clouds but occasionally you can find him at home in Celebration Florida with his long suffering wife Becky, son Niko, and his Italian Greyhounds Beppo and Botticelli who sneak their way into many of his paintings.