Olivia Alexander About
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,
_______ _______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
National Association of Visual Artists, (Australia)
Arts-Sciences-Lettres- Societe Academique d________Education et d________Encouragement (Paris)
-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
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
_______ _______Trevisan International Art________, Ferrara , ITALY
_______ _______Kiama Art Gallery, Shop 1, 129 Terralong St. Kiama, AUSTRALIA
_______ _______Artist________s Haven Gallery________, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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