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Olivia is a Australian based, Mixed Media artist who works in an Abstract Expressionistic style. she uses many specialized and exclusive techniques to create vibrant artworks on paper or canvas. If you wish to purchase an original artwork please contact the artist to make sure it is still available. 2 comments

Biography

The Natural world has always captured my imagination. The rich, red sand of the Northern Territory in outback Australia, patterns on a tree trunk left behind by peeling bark or the colours of a sunrise playing across the rock faces on the Escarpment where I live. These are what inspire me to paint.

My style? Expressionistic with a touch of the Abstract! I don't paint photo realism but rather an expression of what I see and feel about the subject.

I love texture, pattern and colour and the materials I choose reflect this.

I use many types of mixed media techniques, some of them specialized and very unique. Strong colours are my favorite but I also love muted and interesting greys and opaques to add balance and make the colours _____sing____™.

Layers are built up until I have resolved the image I have in my mind.

This can take anywhere from 2 days to 18 months.

My hope is to communicate

a Place, a Time or Memory that sparks a connection between my art and the viewer.

SOLO & COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS 2011- 2012

_______ ARTIST________S HAVEN GALLERY________ Ft Lauderdale, FLORIDA, Nov 2012

_______ _______SONGS FOR SYDNEY________, Global Gallery, SYDNEY, June 2012

_______ _______POSTCODES FROM THE EDGE________, Wollongong City Gallery, WOLLONGONG, AUST. April 2012

_______ SALON d________AUTOMNE, Champs-Elysees, PARIS, October 2011

_______ _______INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS________, Sth Nevada Museum of Fine Art, LAS VEGAS, USA Apr 2011 until Feb 2012.

_______ LITTLE TREASURES, Galleria De________ Marchi, BOLOGNA, ITALY. April 2011,

2010

_______ _______DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE________, World Bar, SYDNEY 2010

_______ BRUNSWICK STREET GALLERY, _______SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION________, MELBOURNE, 2010

_______ KIAMA ART SOCIETY 32ND EXHIBITION, 4th PRIZE OVERALL, 2010

_______ TREVISAN INTERNATIONAL ART, SUMMER EXHIBITION, ITALY,2010

_______ _______RATHER BE NAKED________ , Mils Gallery, SYDNEY, 2010

_______ JAMES KIWI WATERCOLOUR PRIZE WOLLONGONG CITY GALLERY ________ juried, 2010

_______ _______LITTLE TREASURES________, Bologna, ITALY (Invitation entry only)

_______ _______THE DUBAI ART PROJECT________ DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Juried)

PUBLISHED: -'INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS' VOL IV published - Jan 2011

-_______AUSTRALIAN ART COLLECTOR________ Magazine. Oct-Dec 2010

-_______ARTIST________S PALETTE________ magazine, Dec 2008, Issue 69, Jan 2009, Issue 70 _______

-_______AUSTRALIAN ARTIST________ magazine, September 2007 , April 2008

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

National Association of Visual Artists, (Australia)

Arts-Sciences-Lettres- Societe Academique d________Education et d________Encouragement (Paris)

AWARDS:

-Bronze Medal Diploma- _______Societe Academie Arts-Sciences-Lettres, Paris________- June 2012

- Finalist, Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, June, 2011

- 4TH Prize Overall, Kiama Art Society 32nd Exhibition, 2010

-2nd Prize, _______Surfaces________ Exhibition, International Competition, ______"Light,Space,Time________ Florida USA 2010

-Best Mixed Media, International Online Competition, Manhattan Arts International, 2010

-First Prize, Albury show 2003

-Highly Commended, Albury Show 2003

EDUCATION:

ADVANCED MIXED MEDIA ________ 2008-2011

CERTIFICATE IN INTERIOR DESIGN ________ THOMSON DIRECT EDUC. 2007

FINE ARTS CERT. 1 ________ TAFE College, ALBURY 2004

CREATIVE & ADVANCED DRAWING 2004- 2007

PAINTING IN ACRYLICS 2004-2006

PAINTING & DRAWING 2004 ________ Community Education Centre WODONGA

GALLERIES REPRESENTING

_______ _______Trevisan International Art________, Ferrara , ITALY

_______ _______Kiama Art Gallery, Shop 1, 129 Terralong St. Kiama, AUSTRALIA

_______ _______Artist________s Haven Gallery________, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Address

Address:
1/27 The Boulevarde
City:
Oak Flats
State/Province:
nsw
Postal Code:
2529
Phone Number:
+61 411197254

Links

  • http://OliviaAlexander.com
  • http://Olivia-Alexander.artistswebsites.com