"All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography". - Frederico Fellini
Michelle Alexander is primarily a self-taught abstract painter. She enjoys being a student of art and life, learning something new every day. Alexander has a unique view and love of color and texture. She pushes her art in new directions. "My goal is to create things that I've never seen before - works that do not look generic but something new, fresh, and exciting," she says. Her goal is to create works that bring about a positive visceral connection with the viewer. She not only creates unique individual pieces but also commissioned works as well.
Working with acrylics and mixed media provide Alexander freedom and flexibility. She says the medium allows her to be completely spontaneous. "Art distills life into juicy bits that we can contemplate, devour and enjoy. It liberates me!" she says. Alexander has moved from NC to her new home in Colorado with her husband, youngest son, (two other sons are all grown up), and two odd cats. A nod to their beloved dog, Rune, that passed away this year. (We miss you, you big lug!)
Michelle took a sabbatical from painting while going back to school to become a licensed Massage Therapist, establishing that career and moving across the US. She will be returning to painting shortly, so stay tuned!
Memberships and Associated Groups:
Visual Art Exchange, Artist Member - Raleigh NC
Arts North Carolina, Member - Raleigh NC
BlueCanvas.com - Artist Member
Artist in Residence @ the Raleigh Progressive School - 2011-12
Private Solo Exhibition - Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Associates Practice, Cary, NC - 10/2013 to 01/2014
Nature/Intuitive Arts class taught through Piedmont Wildlife Center's Children's Summer Camp July 2012
Private Solo Exhibition - Internal Medicine and Pediatric Associates Practice, Cary NC Summer 2012