About Alex Clark
Alex was born on 30th June 1974 at the village of Shotley Bridge in county Durham in the North East of England. She is the eldest of two sisters and lives with her partner in a house close to the river Derwent.
Never one to chase the limelight, Alex has always preferred her animals to do the talking. She has developed a deep affinity for the rolling countryside of her home that provides a backdrop to much of her work on sale today.
Alex never went to art school, instead she studied biology at university in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, supplementing her grant money by painting in the evenings and then selling her work at craft fairs and local art exhibitions at weekends.
She first began printing her own greetings cards in a very small way in 1998 then grew her range slowly for a few years. In 2005 she made the decision to develop the card business in a bigger way and released 60 new cards. The response was huge and within 2 years she had expanded her card ranges and moved on to selling wrapping paper and art prints.
Now in 2009 alex supplies over 2000 customers in the UK and exports to Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Europe and parts of Asia.
Her business is located in an old sawmill by the banks of the Derwent in the village of Ebchester where she has lived for all her life. It’s a natural haven for all sort of wildlife with weasels, otters and just about every garden bird you can imagine likely to schedule an appearance at any moment. It is an environment that perfectly compliments the artwork that she publishes today.
She is helped in the warehouse by her mum, her pet dog Elsie and a dedicated team of card wrappers and order packers without whom no work would ever be done!