oil on panel
artwork measures 5.75" x 5.75"
framed to 6.5" x 6.5"
Whether it is birds, insects, botanicals or scenery, Australian artist Alex Louisa's work captures all that fascinates her about nature. Brisbane based, she has been exhibiting within Australia since 2007, and internationally since 2012. She loves to pair highly detailed subjects next to unexpected backgrounds, such as splashy abstracts, experimental textures, crisp geometric patterns, or the sheer beauty of untouched woodgrain. Often experimenting with mixed media, Alex mainly works with oils, watercolour, PanPastel, and charcoal. She focuses on elements of the natural world that grab her attention - by discovering the intricacies of a leaf or flower, or by trying to capture an animal's individual personality. She is constantly drawn to studying her surroundings and would love to eventually capture all of her favourite landscapes in paint, but birds will forever be her favourite subject. After all, her first word was "bird," so she's a bird-lover from way back.
"This collection represents the three areas of my work that I'm drawn to most. It's been wonderful to indulge in painting all the tiny feathery details on these Flycatchers on my new arch-shaped panels, and I've been lucky to observe these birds up close nesting in my local park. I've also been studying the bees who visit a flowering vine on my front fence, with watercolour being the perfect medium to express the fuzziness of their busy little bodies, and I'm continually enjoying creating tiny windows to a place where you can breath easy with these oil landscapes."