In the 1990's Alex painted a series of portrait commissions including:

the novelist Margaret Drabble and her biographer husband Michael Holroyd, with her poet daughter Becky Swift. (A sister portrait of Margaret Drabble and Michael Holroyd has been gifted by them to Sheffield Museums),

politician Michael Hestletine and his wife Anne in his greenhouse at Thenford Arboretum, where the picture will soon be exhibited in the new visitor centre (see thenfordarboretum.com),  

the writer Auberon Waugh at the Waugh family home at Combe Florey.

He also painted friends and relations, including his son Lucas Hollweg, Tom Wolseley, and members of his German family, the von Schubert family of the vineyard Maximin Grünhäuser.



Mr and Mrs Holroyd at home with Rebecca, 1996
Suki Hardman
Michael Heseltine in his greenhouse
Michael Nyman, 1976