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Alexandra Becker-Black

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"WATERCOLOR IS AN INVESTMENT. THERE IS NO UNDOING WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE. YOU CAN’T ADD ANOTHER LAYER OR COVER THINGS UP ONCE THEY’RE ON THE PAPER. EVERY MARK MUST BE A DELIBERATE DECISION. IT’S A WATERY METAPHOR FOR LIFE. AND, IT’S A LIVING THING ON ITS OWN- IT NEEDS ROOM TO MOVE AND FLOW AND SPREAD OUT. I’M JUST THERE TAMING IT AND GUIDING IT TO FLOW WHERE I NEED. IT’S A SLOW AND OFTEN CHALLENGING DANCE. "

BORN IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, ALEXANDRA HAS BEEN CREATING ART ALL OF HER LIFE. FORMALLY TRAINED IN ILLUSTRATION AT THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, ALEXANDRA'S RELATIONSHIP WITH WATERCOLORS STARTED WITH AN ODD STEP WHEN SHE WAS FORCED TO CHOOSE A NEW MEDIUM AFTER DEVELOPING AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO OIL PAINTS. WITHIN WEEKS OF FIRST PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS, ALEXANDRA FOUND HER MEDIUM AND HER NEW VOICE. YEARS LATER, THE MAJORITY OF HER TECHNIQUE IS STILL SELF-TAUGHT THROUGH HER NATURAL EXPLORATION OF THE PAINT AND ITS APPLICATIONS.

LONG BEFORE A PAINTBRUSH EVER TOUCHED HER HAND, DRAWING WAS ALEXANDRA'S ORIGINAL MEDIUM. SHE CONTINUES TO DRAW TODAY, EXPLORING NEW TECHNIQUES AND CONCEPTS BY PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN REALISM AND DREAMSCAPES.  

ALEXANDRA LIVES IN PORTLAND, OREGON WHERE SHE ENJOYS THE CITY'S BEAUTIFUL SCENERY, AND RELAXED CULTURE. SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE FALCON ART COMMUNITY, AND WHEN NOT IN HER STUDIO SHE CAN BE FOUND PRACTICING YOGA. 

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