Alex Smirnoff is a painter, sculptor and musician based in far West Cornwall.

Smirnofff was born in London in 1960, his Russian father and English mother both dancers.

AlSmHis stone carving, if classification is necessary, is a combination of Romanesque, Eastern European, Medieval and Contemporary, however both in his work and as a man Smirnoff aims to avoid personal classification. Smirnoff is considered to be elusive, shying away from exposure, a self confessed “Rural Isolationist”, his only concern being the process of creativity.