Alexander Pemberton paints from life mainly by the Thames in Greenwich and also in the streets and areas of London he has lived – previously the East End, now Greenwich and Deptford. He has also worked abroad in many different countries where the contrasts of environment and light have been an important stimulus.
After graduation from Chelsea School of Art in 1981, he won a British Council Award to work in Spain, and, in 1984, an Elizabeth Greenshields Award to work in Mexico.
He has had solo exhibitions at Cadogan Contemporary (1992) and Chappel Galleries (2006), and also shown in group shows at Austin Desmond Fine Art, New Grafton Gallery, Browse and Darby and Highgate Contemporary among others.
In 1995-6 he won and completed a commission for a large-scale mural at Sandwich Technology School, Kent (funded by the Foundation for Sport and the Arts). In 2002-3 he was commissioned by Biblelands charity to create an exhibition of paintings of Israel/Palestine, following a trip there, and then a further exhibition based on a trip to Armenia in 2004.In 2009 he showed a series of paintings of the Thames at the River & Rowing museum, Henley. His most recent solo exhibition (2014) was at Abbott & Holder: ‘Thames Paintings 1995-2014’.
He is based in Greenwich, painting and teaching.