about

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My name is Alexis. I live with my family in the Pacific Northwest. I dream about safe and tranquil places filled with gentle Beings that you will want to befriend.  I share those places with others through my  stories, paintings, and illustrations. Come for a visit and rest a while.

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biography

I was born in Philadelphia and raised in the surrounding suburbs. My family moved around a bit, and I continued this trend into adulthood. I currently reside in a suburb of Seattle. I spend most days playing in my studio.

 

published books

I have published four children’s books, which are available through Amazon.

Arca Finds an Egg

Meehoo Goes to Mars

Yukon’s Halloween Party

Nik and Toc

 

gallery experience

My first art gallery show was in Portland, Oregon in 1997.  Since then, I’ve shown in galleries throughout the United States and the Virgin Islands. ( AZ, CA, FL, GA, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, WA, St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix.)

I’ve had solo exhibits at the New York Art Expo and the Las Vegas Art Expo.

 

education

I have a BA degree in General Arts and Sciences from Pennsylvania State University.  My areas of  concentration were Art and East Asian Studies.

While living in Portland, OR, I supported myself with a job in contract archaeology during the summers. In winter, I painted and became an eternal student at Portland State University.

 

past work

  • Art designer for a Florida company that produced original paintings for the wholesale design market.
  • Representation in the art publishing business, with a publishing deal with Bentley House.
  • White Room Studios, LLC: I ran my own studio in NJ, where I contracted with designers to create indoor and outdoor murals, large paintings, and painted furniture for their clients.
  • Throughout my career, I’ve offered drawing and painting instruction in the form of private lessons, kid’s summer camp classes, guest teaching in school classroom settings, and classes for senior communities.

 

A gift.