Alex Yarlett

I love the process of painting and am excited to gather groups to experience the amazing nature we have on the door step and discover unique ways to experience and convey the experience and emotions of our wild world in dynamic and fresh work.

Alex Yarlett is an abstract expressive artist based in Falmouth, Cornwall. He grew up in Cornwall, and it is was here that he began to nurture a passion for Art; in particular drawing and painting the rugged Cornish Coastline. Alex went on to study BA (Hons) Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art and Design, with a focus upon mark-making, installation, print-making and paint. He apprenticed with Paul Wadsworth during this time, and upon graduation began to focus his work once more upon the coastlines of Cornwall.

Through his work Alex seeks to engage with the emotion of his surroundings to convey the dynamic story of the day he has experienced. Within this process, Alex gains inspiration from nature on location through spontaneous painting and sketching using a mixture of fast line work and slow observational drawing in a range of materials. From his studio, Alex then slowly builds and blends layer upon layer of medium to evolve each piece into his unique informed and emotive abstract expressive art.

What our students say

Alex was the perfect tutor to inspire and grow confidence in someone who is new to acrylics. So calm and patient, and yet full of energy and joy for what we were doing. And the venue of course is perfect.

Jayne M

Courses with Alex Yarlett

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Illuminating Landscapes

Alex Yarlett

Art Courses - Mixed Media - Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000FHHVj
Active Instance: a02Nz000001qiQzIAI, 03-Jun-2024

Explore and celebrate the incredible light and perspective that Cornwall has to offer us, and discover ways to paint with boldness, colour and joy.


3 - 5 Jun - 3 days - £395 Book

Light, Colour, Texture

Alex Yarlett

Online Pre-recorded - Acrylic - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000NYEV4
Active Instance: a024J00000DPdPJQA1, 31-Jan-2025

Join us for this energetic webinar led by new tutor Alex Yarlett exploring capturing the atmosphere, emotions and feelings of a place.


£27 Book