Alex Russell Flint (b.1974) is a British artist specializing in beautifully crafted representational portraits and narrative works in oil and charcoal.
Dividing his time between London and Argenton-Chateau in France, where he lives and works in the rambling former school house (l’ancienne école) he acquired in 2010, Flint’s oil paintings are often set within and around his home.
His timeless works of strong, alluring females, placed in intriguing situations or simply posed portraits, strike a pleasing balance between the classical and the contemporary. And yes, while his subjects may be beautiful, they are often found in scenarios that, most decidedly, are not. It is also very important to be aware that these damsels are not “victims,” but rather “instigators” in whatever cinematic situations Russel Flint puts them in.
Along with solo, joint and group shows in London, Ireland and the United States, and countless commissions including numerous for British Royalty, his artwork has been used for the front cover of Donna Tartt's 'Secret History' and his French home and studio featured in various interior design publications including Condé Nast's 'World of Interiors' and Annie Sloan's 'Recipes for Style and Color'.
Russell Flint is the great-grandson of the Scottish artist and illustrator, Sir William Russell Flint and divides his time between studios in London and France.
Arcadia Contemporary is proud to be the exclusive, U.S. Representative for this unique painter.