Alexandria Winslow is an Acrylic Painter who lives and works
in Marana, Arizona.
Winslow has not lived in Southern Arizona her entire life, but when she arrived
in 1982 it was clear to her that the dramatic landscape hit all the high notes
of visual beauty she had been longing for as an artist. Her art had always been about nature and
wildlife so the Sonoran Desert full of color and drama really appealed to her
passion for drawing and painting.
Slowly, she left behind the muted and earthy colors of the past and
fully embraced the vibrant palette of the desert landscape. As a young woman
she had painted in oils and watercolor but when she tried working with acrylic,
it soon became her medium of choice. She loved the quick drying process that
allowed her to layer colors in a short period of time. She truly embraced the
medium and has discovered a whole new world of creative inspiration.
several decades and Alexandria is full of creative energy that pushes her to
new levels of expression, experimentation and immersion in the local and
regional culture. As a lover of nature
she hikes, camps and travels in the Southwest, particularly in Arizona, Utah
and New Mexico where she is rewarded with an abundance of resource for her
paintings. Her work is a reflection of these journeys as well as a mindset of
wonderment that translates on to her canvas.
She tries to express the universal feelings of connection, joy, and
passion for the world around us. As you
look at a collection of her works, it is clear that the natural world she
expresses in her art is fun, whimsical, joyful, imaginative and sometimes
outside the box.
The art of
Alexandria Winslow is representational with a twist of whimsy in a high
definition style. Growing up in the sixties and seventies she fell in love with
illustration and poster art, which is clearly evident in her technique and
style today. In college she was drawn to
graphic art and design, which can easily be seen in her current work.
Alexandria’s style is always a work in progress yet easily recognizable. For
her, it is all about placement, contrast and composition, then throw in vibrant
color and voila!
culture has been a great influence on how her work has evolved over the years
and she is also currently exploring the Day of the Dead. Using her trademark style she was inspired to
paint the landscape and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert from this perspective,
as a prompt to the viewer to think about the conservation of our desert eco