Alexa Alexander began her painting career in 1991 following in the footsteps of many primitive/naif artists, including grandfather- in -law Streeter Blair, Grandma Moses and her mentor, and Santa Fe painter, George Wooliver.
The paintings she does reflect her observations of the 1950’s to the present and show cultural activities and landscapes in the United States
Alexander’s paintings are owned by collectors across America and in Europe. Her work has been exhibited in International Juried Shows including the San Diego Museum of Art, the Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Santa Fe Museum of Art, University of California, Berkeley, Savannah, Georgia Museum of Art, and the AI&G Art Institute.
She has won awards and honorable mentions in her years as an American folk artist
Her first single artist exhibit was sold out and she continues to show and sell her work across the country.
Some of her work has been featured in Southwest Magazine, Newport Navigator Magazine, Modern Farmer,the LA Times Orange County Section, Pomegranate Publishing, and Art collectors.com. Printed examples of her paintings can be found at the Santa Fe Museum of Art, Santa Fe Folk Art Museum in New Mexico and the Balboa Island History Museum in California.
I painted this work with the idea of a very limited palette , and when I put in the snow, in some areas I caked it on. The barns are real and close to where my uncle lives in Pennsylvania. I was inspired by some of my grandfather -in-law’s, (Streeter Blair) snow paintings and also by some of the earliest American painters of the 1700’s.