Vivien Alexander is a Scottish artist born on the Isle of Arran. Alexander draws inspiration from domestic subject matter and landscapes that hold great significance to her. The intimacy of the scenes that she depicts is sharply contrasted with the use of vibrant colour and energetic strokes that bring life and joy to quiet scenes of everyday life.
Blue Checked Cloth shows a table set with baskets of fruit and vegetables, surrounded by plants and vines. The whole painting is filled with the life of abundant food and sun soaked plants, the colour and brush strokes visually vibrate as if the painting is buzzing. The scene is a peaceful one, drawing the viewer in to join at the table.