Alex Malcolmson was born in Shetland in 1955 and studied drawing, painting and printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art. He worked in the northern isles for several years teaching, painting and exhibiting and then moved back to Edinburgh to work as a curator. In 1985 he established Godfrey & Watt in Harrogate, exhibiting and promoting some of the finest work by artists and makers from throughout the UK.
Alex's work has frequently been exhibited at Godfrey & Watt and he shows regularly with the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh and the Yew Tree Gallery in Cornwall, Bircham gallery in Norfolk and Twenty Twenty in Shropshire. He has also exhibited with St. Judes in London and at Gallery Allmenningen in Bergen.
Sailing trips, the Northern Isles and marine folk art provide much inspiration for the work.