Lex McFadyen, known to many through his previous successes as a highly respected fashion designer, returned to painting and drawing in 2001 and has gained a growing following who collect his strong portraits, atmospheric skyscapes and still lifes. His work is collected by admirers across the UK and Europe. His growing reputation has been highlighted with the receipt of the PF Charitable Trust Award, one of the major prizes at The Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition at The Royal Scottish Academy. Other commissions include the life size statue ‘Angel’ for the Angels with Bagpipes restaurant on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and a portrait of Colin Beattie, owner of Glasgow’s Oran Mor, to celebrate the 200th A Play, a Pie and a Pint. One of his paintings is in the private collection of HRH The Princess Royal.
He lives on the Crinan Canal in Argyll and in the medieval village of Noyers-sur-Serein in Burgundy, France. His most recent exhibition, ‘Give A Dog A Bone’ consisted of over 30 dog portraits. This is the basis for the much admired Muttlove collection. Lex exhibits in Scotland's leading Art Galleries as well as curating the annual 'Dix Artistes Ecossais' Exhibition in France.