Hello there, it's lovely to meet you! Thank you so much for pausing to have a look at my work...Milton, May 2023
My name is Alex and I am a self taught painter from Berry on the NSW South Coast where I have lived all my life and now live with my own young family.
My work is a reflection of my natural surroundings, 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.
My intuitive style of painting often includes bold colours and layers to 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 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.
My abstract floral work uses the same energy and layering technique with more of a focus on the shapes and colours of gardens and blooms. The en masse pattern is both bold and pretty.
I have recently begun some still life work which is a completely different focus, I enjoy this style of painting as I need to engage in a different way of thinking, looking at shape and shadow rather than using my intuition of colour and pattern. I find this beneficial and a bit of mental shift from my intuitive work when I am not in the flow of my practice. These paintings celebrate the every day and the household tabletop. I have stared using my abstract map paintings as a grounding for my still life work - intuitively using colour and shape to guide me with the still life work. When I am creating a commissioned work I like to draw upon the energy of the collector and include meaningful objects in the work such as special plates, books and shells to create a painting that is truly special.
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.
I absolutely love creating commissioned artworks for clients, for more information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2023: Affordable Art Fair with JUMBLED
2023: Group show "New Horizons" Gallery Alchemy, Milton
2023: Group Show, 55 Parrots, Bulli
2023: Duo show "Muromachi" Fern Street Gallery
2023: Solo show " Festive Table" Fern Street Gallery
2023: Solo show "Halcyon Days" The Garden, Berry
2022: Group show, Petite Collection with Mia Oatley
2022: Solo show "Tuesday" at Fern Street Gallery
2022: Group show, Greenhouse Interiors
2022: Group Exhibition "Thirtythirty" King and Ayres, Wollongong
2022: Affordable art fair Sydney + Melbourne with Toowoomba Gallery
2022: Group exhibition "Harvest" Toowoomba Gallery
2022: Solo exhibition to raise fund for the KYDS foundation in collaboration with Belle Property, Berry
2022: Solo window box exhibition at The Nowra Regional Gallery
2022: Finalist in the JUMBLED ART SUPERSTAR competition!
2022: Solo exhibition "The Picnic" Fern Street Gallery, Gerringong
2021: Solo exhibition "Hello Petal" The Garden, Berry
2021: Duo exhibition "From the garden" with Jess Hutchison at Fern Street Gallery.
2021:Solo exhibition "Beachcomber" Minnamurra General store
2021: Group exhibition "Sea breeze" 55 Parrots Bulli
2020: Solo exhibition “wattlewood” Fern Street Gallery Gerringong
2019: Solo exhibition “Homespun” at The Garden Cafe in Berry
2019: Group exhibition at Minnamurra General Store
2019: Solo exhibition “Coast” at Work Life Kiama
2018: Solo exhibition “Rockpool” a Minnamurra General Store
2018: Solo exhibition “The Road Home” at Work Life in Berry
2018: Group exhibition”Willow cricket bats” in Kiama
2017: Group exhibition “ Frida visits Kiama” at Beachside Emporium in Kiama
My Prints and originals are available at the following:
JUMBLED, Orange NS
Greenhouse Interiors, Geelong VIC
Bungalow Trading Co
R2 Design, Melbourne
Rose St Trading, Melbourne
Art and abode, Melbourne
Love Morrocan rugs, Melbourne
Flying Pig Gallery, Berry
Girl Meraki, Woolooware
Inky and Moss, QLD
Bliss and Co, Berry
Art Lovers Australia
Original artwork " Little Limes" featured in Australian House & Garden Magazine
"Lemons" Linen tea towel featured in Graziher Magazine
To inquire about work for sale please contact me. I am happy to arrange viewings and send more photos of paintings. Local delivery between Milton and Sydney is available and postage quotes can be arranged.
Commissions are most welcome :)
To contact me directly please email email@example.com
I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I work and live and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. I pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.