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WATERCOLOR


I AM A WATERCOLOR ARTIST

LIVING IN PORTLAND, OREGON

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WATERCOLOR


I AM A WATERCOLOR ARTIST

LIVING IN PORTLAND, OREGON

aS A WATERCOLORIST I AM FORCED TO WORK IN THE MOMENT, TO CONSIDER EVERY STROKE THAT I MAKE AND TO PROCEED WITH CONFIDENCE AND GRACE, EVEN IF I KNOW THAT A LARGE PAINTING COULD BE RUINED AT ANY MOMENT BECAUSE OF ONE MISTAKE. i FEEL THAT WORKING WITH WATERCOLOR KEEPS ME FOCUSED ON THE TRUE MEANING OF WHAT EACH PAINTING IS AND URGES ME TO REMOVE EVERYTHING BUT THE KEY ELEMENTS. IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DANCE THAT I WOULDN'T TRADE FOR ANY OTHER MEDIUM.

 

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BORN IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, ALEXANDRA HAS BEEN CREATING ART ALL OF HER LIFE. FORMALLY TRAINED IN ILLUSTRATION AT THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, ALEXANDRA'S RELATIONSHIP WITH WATERCOLORS STARTED WITH AN ODD STEP WHEN SHE WAS FORCED TO CHOOSE A NEW MEDIUM AFTER DEVELOPING AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO OIL PAINTS. WITHIN WEEKS OF FIRST PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS, ALEXANDRA FOUND HER MEDIUM AND HER NEW VOICE. YEARS LATER, THE MAJORITY OF HER TECHNIQUE IS STILL SELF-TAUGHT THROUGH HER NATURAL EXPLORATION OF THE PAINT AND ITS APPLICATIONS.

LONG BEFORE A PAINTBRUSH EVER TOUCHED HER HAND, DRAWING WAS ALEXANDRA'S ORIGINAL MEDIUM. SHE CONTINUES TO DRAW TODAY, EXPLORING NEW TECHNIQUES AND CONCEPTS BY PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN REALISM AND DREAMSCAPES.  

Alexandra lives in Portland, Oregon where she enjoys the city's beautiful scenery, and relaxed culture. She is a member of the Falcon Art Community, and when not in her studio she can be found practicing Yoga. 

 

 

Click HERE for a list of past exhibitions.