Lex McFadyen is a Scottish painter who graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a degree in sculpture before embarking on a career as a fashion designer.
Known to many for his fashion designs and couture ranges, Lex returned to painting in 2002. Throughout this time, he has gained a growing following who have collected his portraits, sculptures and atmospheric skyscapes. His move to France has encouraged a shift to still lifes inspired by the colours and beauty to his French surroundings.
In recent years, Lex has been forced to experiment with colour after a brain haemorrhage caused him to 'forget' how to mix the colours he had previously used. Re-evaluating the point of colour and his approach to painting, Lex's work seeks a new level of vibrancy and interpretation, painting more freely with more of an artistic licence.
He works from his two studios; one based in the Crinan Canal in Argyll and the second in the medieval village of Noyers sur Serein in Burgundy, France where he now spends the majority of his time.