After serving in Intelligence, Alix spent most of her art career as one of the UK’s leading military artists and uniform experts with her work in collections, museums and organisations worldwide. She has written for numerous journals and her illustrations can be found in several military history books.
Alix now predominantly paints people and places at home and abroad in contemporary styles. One of her specialities is the Middle East and Oman where she has lived. Another is marine subjects: her grandfather was a marine artist but they met only once and she assumes this particular artistic bent is in her DNA.
She has exhibited with the RSMA, RBA, ROI, RSWA, ING Discerning Eye, Chelsea Art Society, SWA and others. She has won several awards over the years and some highlights have been seeing her work used in a West End play and in television dramas (such as ‘A Tough of Frost’), the subject of study by several GCSE and A level students, a very large series of paintings for HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, profiled by BBC’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ and The Daily Telegraph, The Times, and overseas press and radio.
In 2011 she was the guest speaker at the Annual awards to art students by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers.
She was very honoured to be the first woman and non-Armed Forces person to be Chairman of the Armed Forces Art Society which includes a number of very well-known artists.
Alix is a Member of several art societies. She judges and helps with exhibitions, writes articles on art as a hobby or profession and helps young artists who approach her.