Alex Callaway is an award-winning fine artist based near Worcester, England. He originally worked as an illustrator and produced pop-surrealist art for the international poster market.

Through refining the process of painting from life in natural light, Alex aims to distil both observations and visceral sensations in his work, seeking the extraordinary in the ordinary. His paintings examine the character and physical presence of commonplace phenomena and celebrate the wonder found in the transitory nature of life. 

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 enquiries email Alex at:

For information on available paintings please contact the following galleries:
The Doorway Gallery ~ Dublin, Ireland:
John Noott Galleries ~ Broadway, Worcestershire, England:
Nicki Solomon Fine Art ~ Boston, Massachusetts, USA:

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

Solo Exhibitions
Wonders of the Ordinary, RBSA Gallery 2018

Group Exhibitions
Edinburgh Art Fair with The Doorway Gallery 2018
Members & Associates Annual Exhibition, RBSA Gallery 2018
Boston International Fine Art Show with Nicki Solomon Fine Art 2018
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, Autumn with John Noott Galleries 2018
Five and Under, Arcadia Contemporary 2018
Summer Show, The Doorway Gallery 2018
RBSA Selected Members & Associates, John Noott Galleries 2018
Fresh Contemporary Art Fair with The Doorway Gallery 2018
Winter Group Show, The Doorway Gallery 2018
ARC Visions, Arcadia Contemporary 2017
Metropolis, RBSA Gallery 2017
Love Art, Buy Art, Make Art, RBSA Tutors, RBSA Gallery 2017
Members and Associates, RBSA Gallery 2016, 2017
Candidates for Membership, RBSA Gallery 2017
Candidates for Associateship, RBSA Gallery 2016
Summer Exhibition, Eduardo Alessandro Studios 2016
Open All Media, RBSA Gallery 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

2018 - Finalist, Jackson's Open Painting Prize
2018 - Finalist, 13th International ARC Salon
2018 - Finalist, The Columbia Threadneedle Prize
2018 - Shortlisted, Artists and Illustrators Magazine Artists of the Year 2018
2017 - Finalist, The Artist Magazine Annual Competition/Exhibition
2017 - Alfred Daniels Award, Royal Society of British Artists 300th Exhibition
2017 - 2nd Prize Winner, International Artist Magazine Challenge No.97, Still Life
2016 - Finalist, International Artist Magazine Challenge No.96, Favourite Subjects
2016 - Arcadia Contemporary Award, 12th International ARC Salon
2016 - Finalist, 12th International ARC Salon
2016 - Highly Commended, Broadway Arts Festival Open Art Competition
2016 - Highly Commended, RBSA Open All Media Exhibition
2015 - Highly Commended, RBSA Friends Open Exhibition

Open Exhibitions
Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017
Royal Society of British Artists 2016, 2017, 2018
Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2016, 2017
Royal West of England Academy 2016
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (Prize) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (Portrait) 2015

"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
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Summer Newsletter, Artists Profile 2017
ARC Visions, Arcadia Contemporary Issuu catalogue 2017
12th International ARC Salon Catalog 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

Review 301st Exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists,, 2018
Featured Artist,, 2018
Review - Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition,, 2017
Featured Artist, Mall Galleries Exhibition Guide July-Dec, 2017
On View: ARC Visions at Arcadia Contemporary,, 2017
ARC Visions at Arcadia Contemporary: A Fresh Take on Realism,, 2017
An Overview of Contemporary Still Life Painters,, 2017

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

Occasional workshops and demonstrations primarily at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery

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