Alexander Creswell (born 1957) is an internationally celebrated artist known for his extraordinary fluency and technical skill in watercolour and his remarkable ability to capture ‘the spirit of place’. He is best known for the large series of watercolours commissioned by the Royal Collection to depict Windsor Castle after the Fire and Restoration in 1993 & 1997 respectively, published as a book “Out of the Ashes”. He is also known for his ground-breaking watercolours on a grand scale – the biggest ever painted. Throughout his career he has received critical acclaim for his watercolours establishing himself as foremost in architectural painting and in recent years he has achieved huge success with his marine paintings alongside his more familiar architectural work.
During the week Alexander will be on the water, capturing the fleet in action. He will present a painting of the winning yacht to the Captain and Owner during the Pendennis Cup 2014 award ceremony.