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Alex Callaway is an award-winning observational painter whose still lifes celebrate the arresting beauty found in even the most humble of subjects. Fascinated by the fluctuating hues and intensities of north light he seeks to integrate subtle layers of perception, and through skills of draughtsmanship fashion an intriguing illusion of reality. Continually striving for quality and depth in his work, he invites the viewer to slow down and contemplate the wonders of the ordinary.

A finalist in the prestigious 2018 Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Alex has 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 a number of art publications and can be found in collections around the world.


Selected Exhibitions/competitions

2019
Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts Bath 14th International ARC Salon Go Wild! Conor Walton curates for PoetsArtists, Gormleys, Dublin Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Exhibition Royal Hibernian Academy 189th Annual Exhibition The Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, The Doorway Gallery
Fresh Contemporary Art Fair, Cheltenham, The Doorway Gallery
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open All Media Exhibition 
The 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
The Affordable Art Fair Battersea, John Noott Galleries
Five and Under, Arcadia Contemporary RBSA Charity Art Auction with Bonhams & Deutsche Bank
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 RBSA Charity Art Auction with Bonhams & Deutsche Bank
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)

1996 South East Open Drawing Competition

Teaching
Occasional workshops and demonstrations

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