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About

Alex Callaway is an award-winning figurative painter based near Worcester, England. Originally an illustrator, he produced pop-surrealist art for the international poster market and book cover illustrations before moving on to paint murals, landscapes and fine art commissions. In more recent years however, through refining the vital process of painting from life he aims to distil both observations and visceral sensations in his work, seeking the extraordinary in the ordinary.

A finalist in the 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: info@alexcallaway.com
The Doorway Gallery has a selection of Alex's paintings, follow the link for more details.





Solo Exhibitions
‘Wonders of the Ordinary’, RBSA Gallery, October 2018


Group Exhibitions
The Doorway Gallery Summer show 2018
RBSA Selected Members & Associates, John Noott Galleries 2018
Fresh Contemporary Art Fair, 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
Open All Media, RBSA Gallery 2017, 2018
Members and Associates, RBSA Gallery 2016, 2017
Candidates for Full Membership, RBSA Gallery 2017
Candidates for Associateship, RBSA Gallery 2016
Summer Exhibition, Eduardo Alessandro Studios 2016


Awards/Prizes
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
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (All Media) 2015, 2016


Publications
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


Press
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
Mall Galleries Exhibition Guide July-Dec, Featured Artist, 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


Teaching
Workshops and demonstrations primarily at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery


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







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