Inspired by the Sea, the Sky and the Mountains nearby. Alix is predominantly a seascape & landscape artist, her background and love of travel has been a constant source of creativeness for her paintings. Living in the French Alps watching the pink alpine glow hit the snowy peaks early in the evening, or gazing at the swirl of currents as two oceans meet on a peninsula in New Zealand, or the sheer awe of witnessing humpback whales playing in the surf in the cool waters of Canada, these remarkable places have made their impact on Alix.
“I will never grow tired of endlessly staring at the shows put on by Mother Nature, their wonder and beauty are forever imprinted in my mind. Through the magnificence of colour and mark making, I use my artwork as a tool to immortalise these scenes & feelings by relying on my hands, eyes, memories and photos to create something for others to hopefully enjoy as much as I did creating them”
After travelling in a van, materials were sometimes hard to come by and store so she would often experiment with surfaces to paint on such as oak slices, driftwood and aluminium sheet, each has its own quality and behave differently with various mediums. Now based in North Devon and no longer on the move, Alix mainly uses oils, with their ability to blend and build layer upon layer to create the desired texture and movement, they are ideal for her atmospheric skies and dynamic seas. Her signature mark is usually a flourish of gold leaf to enhance the effect of natural light, giving the artwork an extra dimension.
Alix was fascinated by art from an early age, she would always be sketching and copying photos or painting and scribbling in books. Art was something she knew would dominate and help guide her path through life. After studying Art & Design in her home town of Plymouth, she then followed an alternative route and went onto complete a Foundation Degree in Contemporary Furniture Design in Cardiff. After years of travel and exploration of the world, she went back to her roots and began selling her paintings in Canada. Finally back in the UK she continues to expand her collection and grow as an artist, having finally found a place to call home nestled here on the rugged coastline of North Devon, nearer family & friends, but still able to hear the calls of the wild.