Alex Johnson, S.O.F.A.

As a child Alex was inspired and fascinated by nature

Alex studied Zoology at Nottingham University and went on to teach Biology and Chemistry at Old Palace School in Croydon, becoming head of the Biology department before leaving to start a family.

While at home with the children Alex began to explore a number of artistic pursuits. She joined a variety of art and craft classes at her local Adult Education Centre in Bromley and learnt some exciting new skills. One that Alex has continued and developed over the last twenty-five years is printmaking. Etching, using acid on metal plates, is an excellent medium for the type of detailed drawing that she enjoys. Lino cutting gives her an opportunity to explore colour and shapes.

Her subjects are often animals, mainly cats. Alex became a member of the Society of Feline Artists in 1998 and exhibits with them annually. Flowers and landscapes are also favourite subjects

Alex is one of the artists featured in a book called The Printmaker’s Cat which was first published in 2013. She joined the Croydon Art Society in 2007 and has been a regular exhibitor ever since.

More of Alex’s work can be seen at: