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Australian contemporary intuitive artist. Based in Berry on the NSW South Coast. Commissions welcome.
My name is Alex and I am a self taught full time painter from Berry on the NSW South Coast where I have lived all my life and now live with own young family.
My work is a reflection of my natural surrounding from the rolling hills which surround our region to the fresh open beaches and intricate rock pools which I explore with my little ones.
I have always painted but it was only since having my two children that I felt my inhibitions dissolve enough to show my work to others. Since then I have evolved my work predominantly working in the same style I have been working in since high school. I love to use bold colours and reveal the story of my work through the use of pattern. I do this by applying a layer of paint over the colour in varying intensity and embellishing with texture and intricate patterns. I often include strange little creatures and hidden layers in my paintings and my children always make their mark which I include in the finished painting.
I also apply my layering and mark making technique to create abstract floral artworks often featuring my favorite native the flannel flower. Recently I have began a body of still life paintings which has been a lovely new direction to explore.
I am formally trained as a facialist and studied the practice of reiki energy healing which I still use today in my painting. When I am deep in the flow of my work I feel a deep connection to the land and infuse positive energy into every piece through use of colour and texture.