Alexandra Gardner studied at GSA under David Donaldson from 1963 to 1968 and then lectured there until 1988. She is the recipient of many awards. Draws superbly. Her highly individual paintings encompass a remarkably wide range of subjects – still life, rx figure and portrait studies, capsule the nude, price landscape and her hallmark moody bars, diners, restaurants and barbershops.
Works purchased by Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum; Cleveland Museum (UK); The Fine Art Society, Glasgow; Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society; Yorkhill Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow; Gothenburg Education Authority, Sweden; Volvo, Sweden; Harrison Shipping Ltd., Glasgow; The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, London; Prudential Assurance Co. Ltd., London; Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh and Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie.
She has works in Private Collections throughout the world including Britain, USA, Canada, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Singapore, Malaya, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.