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About

Alex Callaway is an award-winning fine artist known for his observational still life paintings. Through refining the process of painting from life he aims to create a little magic from the mundane, inviting the viewer to slow down and contemplate the wonders of the ordinary.

A finalist in the prestigious 2018 Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Alex also received an Arcadia Contemporary Award from the 12th International ARC Salon and an Alfred Daniels Award from The Royal Society of British Artists 300th Exhibition. His work has appeared in several art publications and can be found in collections around the world.

For information on available paintings please contact the following galleries:
The Doorway Gallery ~ Dublin, Ireland: info@thedoorwaygallery.com
Beaux Arts Bath ~ Bath, England: info@beauxartsbath.co.uk
Nicki Solomon Fine Art ~ Boston, Massachusetts, USA: info@nickisolomonfineart.com

*For all other enquiries email Alex at: info@alexcallaway.com






Selected Exhibitions and Competitions

2019
Fresh Contemporary Art Fair, Cheltenham, The Doorway Gallery
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open All Media Exhibition
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, The Doorway Gallery
Winter Group Show, The Doorway Gallery

2018
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Members and Associates Annual Exhibition
Edinburgh Art Fair, The Doorway Gallery
Boston International Fine Art Show, Nicki Solomon Fine Art
'Wonders of the Ordinary' solo show, RBSA Gallery
Affordable Art Fair Battersea (Autumn), John Noott Galleries
Five and Under, Arcadia Contemporary
Summer Show, The Doorway Gallery
RBSA Selected Members and Associates, John Noott Galleries
Jackson's Open Painting Prize
13th International ARC Salon
The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries
Artists of the Year, Artists and Illustrators Magazine, Mall Galleries
Fresh Contemporary Art Fair, Cheltenham, The Doorway Gallery
Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Exhibition
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open All Media Exhibition
Winter Group Show, The Doorway Gallery

2017
ARC Visions, Arcadia Contemporary
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Members and Associates Annual Exhibition
Metropolis, RBSA Gallery
Love Art, Buy Art, Make Art, RBSA Tutors Exhibition, RBSA Gallery
The Artist Magazine Annual Competition/Exhibition
International Artist Magazine Challenge No.97, Still Life (2nd Prize Winner)
Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition
Royal Society of British Artists 300th Exhibition (Alfred Daniels Award)
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Exhibition
Candidates for Membership, RBSA Gallery
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open All Media Exhibition

2016
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Members and Associates Annual Exhibition
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
Candidates for Associateship, RBSA Gallery
Summer Exhibition, Eduardo Alessandro Studios
International Artist Magazine Challenge No.96, Favourite Subjects
12th International ARC Salon (Arcadia Contemporary Award)
Broadway Arts Festival Open Art Competition (Highly Commended)
Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition
Royal West of England Academy Annual Exhibition
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Exhibition
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open All Media Exhibition (Highly Commended)

2015
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Exhibition
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Portrait Exhibition
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open All Media Exhibition
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Friends Open Exhibition (Highly Commended)


Professional Affiliations
Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA)
Art Renewal Center Associate Living Master (ARCALM)


Publications
Five and Under, Arcadia Contemporary Issuu catalogue 2018
RBSA Selected Members & Associates Exhibition Catalogue, John Noott Galleries 2018
13th International ARC Salon Catalogue 2018
Columbia Threadneedle Prize Catalogue 2018
An Approach To Realism, RBSA Summer Newsletter, 2017
ARC Visions, Arcadia Contemporary Issuu catalogue 2017
Featured Artist, Mall Galleries Exhibition Guide July-Dec 2017
12th International ARC Salon Catalogue 2017
American Art Collector Magazine issue 137, 2017
International Artist Magazine issue 113, 2017
International Artist Magazine issue 112, 2016
The Art Book '96, 'the definitive source book for quality illustration', 1996


Online Press
Fine artist Alex Callaway and the Wonders of the Ordinary… RBSA Gallery Blog, 2018
Review 301st Exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists, www.makingamark.co.uk, 2018
Featured Artist, www.linesandcolors.com, 2018
Review - Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, www.makingamark.co.uk, 2017
On View: ARC Visions at Arcadia Contemporary, www.underpaintings.com, 2017
ARC Visions at Arcadia Contemporary: A Fresh Take on Realism, www.artandcake.com, 2017
An Overview of Contemporary Still Life Painters, www.contemporarystilllife.com, 2017


Auctions
RBSA Charity Art Auction with Bonhams & Deutsche Bank 2017, 2018


Teaching
Occasional workshops and demos at the RBSA Gallery










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