Alexandra Drysdale Artist



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Alexandra is an art historian and a professional artist who specialises in painting and sculpture. Since 2004 she has been an accredited lecturer for NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies). In 2007, 2012 and 2014 she did lecture tours in Australia for ADFAS.

Her lectures combine art historical knowledge with personal expertise in aesthetics and artistic techniques. It is this combination that makes her lectures so original and dynamic.

Art from all periods, including examples of her own work, is examined from an artist and historian’s point of view. This entails a perceptive analysis of a painting’s structure, its meaning, and its relationship to the history of art. She puts a particular emphasis on studying the symbolic language of the imagination.

Please use the links below to read more about my lectures and study days.

Let There Be Light: the art and science of light in paintings
Out of the Blue: the story of blue in art
Red Vibrations
Journey of the River from the Source to the Sea, in the company of artists
Air, Angels and Aeroplanes
Down to Earth: depictions of earthly delights
On the Way to the Wedding: depictions of love in art

Study Days:
Pulling Pictures Apart
Cardinal Colours: red, yellow and blue
Painting the Elements: earth, water, air and fire