Alex fell in love with pastel during a workshop with Albert Handell almost a decade ago. The subsequent years of working with pastel dramatically transformed her paintings and focused an art career spanning three decades, and styles ranging from enormous abstract oils to tightly rendered dry brush watercolors into its current form. Pastel's versatility and directness gives Alex what she enjoys most about painting: line, color, and immediacy.
The interplay of light, shadow, and atmosphere has engaged me since my earliest memories. My fascination with the sculptural effect of light and the influence it has on color, underpins all my work. Translating these qualities into a two dimensional image, while striving for a personal visual language, is my on-going and lifelong quest.