Selected Works

Born in Grand Junction, Colorado, in 1958, Alex Echo is an American artist now living full time in London.

Tirelessly and without fanfare Alex has created artwork professionally for thirty-seven years, with no formal training and garnering the attention of some of the worlds top corporations, institutions and celebrities as collectors. He considers himself an ultimate outsider and one of the most successful and happily unknown artists in the world.

He lives by the simple motto’s put forward by two of his favourite artists ~ ‘ART is a 9-5 Job” said by Andy Warhol and “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” by Chuck Close.

Alex has worked relentlessly for various charities and institutions, raising nearly $850,000.000 from the direct sale of his work for a multitude of projects. Selling 10 paintings at the prestigious Wallace Collection in London, all the money raised being used to rebuild an earthquake destroyed school in China. He also created one of SWATCH Watches most successful artist watches, “The Imagine Love” watch, selling more than 153,000 units and giving all his royalties to pediatric aids causes in NY state, sending over 80 afflicted children to a healthy summer camp with full health care.

He has created more ads for ABSOLUT Vodka than any other artist, developing four 2000 square foot billboards on the iconic Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Most recently he worked in cooperation with HRH Prince Charles and The Elephant Family Charity creating a one of a kind TUK TUK that was auctioned at the private residence of Prince Charles and raised £52,000.000 ($81,500.00) dedicated to saving the Asian Elephant.

In 2010-2011 Alex created the principle designs used for the Paul Smith Couture Women’s wear collection, selling in locations around the world.

In 2014 Alex painted a bespoke guitar by request of Eric Clapton, which was played by Eric and then sold at auction raising £20,000.00 ($30,000.00) for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a facility founded by Mr. Clapton

Alex has established a successful client base in China, Singapore, India, Europe and the UK , with collectors in most American states as well.

Collections Include :  The Carter Centre, Jimmy and Roslyn Carter. HSH Prince Rainier of Monaco The Princess Grace Foundation, Sir Paul Smith, Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Downey Jr., Madonna, Alain Boublil, The Estate of Dr Timothy Leary, SWATCH Watch, Sony, AT&T, MGM, Gibson Guitars, Broadway Cares, APLA and The Elton John Aids Foundation, AMFAR, Seagrams, Absolut, Montblanc, Climate Change Capital and The Elephant Family.

Asked why he paints, Echo’s response is blunt and to the point: ” I just didn’t know any better “