ABOUT ALEX CRUMP

  • I was born and raised in Winchester, Hampshire.  After spending some time in London, I later moved to Wiltshire, where I live with my young family.

    I have always enjoyed painting and drawing and I am passionate about illustration.  During my career as a teacher, I have often used my art in teaching to illustrate stories and poems with my classes.

    My inspiration comes from a love of books and poetry and my work is influenced by a wide variety of different authors and poets, primarily children’s authors.  My style is typically using bright and bold colours to portray humanistic animals and characters from well-known tales.  I also enjoy sketching caricatures of pets and other animals.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • “I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint.”
    Jim Henson