Matthew Alexander was born in 1953, the son of Chris Alexander, the noted artist and lecturer. After graduating from art school, Matthew moved back to his home town of Margate where he secured a position teaching art and running courses in painting at the local Adult Education Centers. He began exhibiting his paintings in many of the major galleries in the South of England and began to submit to major exhibitions in London including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Watercolour Society, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and The Royal Society of British Artists to which he was elected a member in 1985. His English landscape prints were purchased for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to furnish the walls of British embassies throughout the world. In the late eighties Matthew and his artist brother Gregory secured a sponsorship deal with KPMG in association with the Catto Gallery London to travel and record in paintings and drawings their impressions of the then twelve European Community countries. The project culminated in an exhibition in1992 at the Bankside Gallery in London and was subsequently toured through several of the European capitals. Soon after he was approached by David Messum to exhibit at their prestigious gallery in Cork Street London. Matthew Alexander continues to develop an enviable reputation as one of this country’s finest landscape painters.