See An Echo
Alex Echo, an American artist living full time in London, considers himself an ultimate outsider and one of the most successful, happiest, utterly unknown artists in the world. Over 37 years his artwork has been placed in collections of some of the world’s top corporations, institutions and celebrities. He also works relentlessly raising money for various charities and institutions from sales of his work using the proceeds of over £650,000 to date to support a range of great causes.
Sales from paintings at the prestigious Wallace Collection in London were used to rebuild an earthquake-destroyed school in southern China. Royalties from sales of his “The Imagine Love” design SWATCH watch, went to over 80 children affected by AIDS supporting their health care at a New York summer camp.
Creating the principle designs for the Paul Smith “Couture Women’s Wear Collection”, painting a bespoke guitar by request of Eric Clapton, to work with HRH Prince Charles and The Elephant Family project include just some of his diverse projects.
The guitar played by Clapton was later sold at auction to benefit Mr Clapton’s Crossroads Centre rehab clinic in Antigua. Most recently he worked in cooperation with HRH Prince Charles and The Elephant Family in London, creating a one of a kind Tuk Tuk that was auctioned at the Prince’s private residence raising £52,000 that was dedicated to saving the Asian Elephant.
He has built a successful client base around the world with collectors including 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, Climate Change Capital, The Elephant Family, NIKE, Sony SWATCH Watch, AT&T, MGM, Gibson Guitars, Broadway Cares, APLA, Seagrams, Montblanc, The Elton John AIDS Foundation AMFAR and Absolut.
A collection of Alex’s original paintings is now available to buy from Castle Fine Art, situated in St David’s Dewi Sant. Visitors can expect a welcoming environment, with the Cardiff team hosting an exciting programme of art exhibitions and events for 2017. Alex will also be visiting the gallery to talk about his new collection, Imagine, on Saturday 8 July, from 1-4pm.
Castle Fine Art, Grand Arcade
St David’s | Dewi Sant
Cardiff, CF10 2ER
02922 130 100
Images © Washington Green 2017