Hi, I’m Alexandria. I’m an illustrator, painter and multimedia designer.
My work is informed by, and invested in, the exploration and documentation of the human experience and condition through storytelling, metaphor and allegory. My inspiration is often derived from the natural world, observations on social and emotional issues and the transformation from childhood to adolescence, which is communicated by images of nature through a melding of children’s illustration, satire and surrealism. My personal work reflects a certain ambiguous and complex nature, while my children’s illustrations evoke a more ethereal, undemanding and lighthearted quality.
Art media: I dabble in a variety of media and subject matter, but my favorite tools are watercolor, gouache and colored pencil.
Family: A cat named Cricket and a rabbit named Pinecone.
Pastimes: Reading, travel, photography, petting all the animals, yoga, writing/songwriting, looking at neat bugs, talking to weird people.
Colors: Yellow, green, pink... also, all the colors.
Pipe Dreams: Photojournalist for National Geographic, Astrophysicist, Botanist, Stop-motion animator, Concert Pianist, Zoologist, Poet Laureate, Entomologist, a person whose job it is to come up with names for paint swatches.
Food: Mashed potatoes, all day. I never don't want them. I probably have a potassium deficiency.
Categories: Western Astrology—Aquarius sun, Sagittarius moon, Leo rising. In Chinese—Earth Dragon. Element—Air, HP House: Ravenclaw, Myers-Briggs: INFJ, only child, type-b(ish), general lone wolf.
Season: Spring! It's a complete experience of renewed life.
Places: I would love to visit India, Iceland, Tuscany, Indonesia, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco (or anywhere—it's all of interest).
Animals: Current favorites, subject to change: African Wild Dog, Sheep (all varieties), Axolotl, Spectacled Bear, Bactrian Camel, Rosy Maple Moth, Raccoons, Mangalitsa Pig, and the Highland Cow.
Smells: Freshly cut grass, fresh soil, rain (pre, during and post), dead leaves, campfire, lilacs, freshly cut wood.