Painter Alexandra Averbach captures the stunning beauty of flowers in her work. Enjoy her serene portfolio and find out more about this artist by visiting her website.
I have been involved in art since early childhood. Some of my earliest artistic memories include trips to my grandparents where the first thing my grandfather would take out for me was paper and colored pencils. I would happily sit and draw anything that came to mind.
Throughout my school years art lessons were a must, and I while I experimented with as many different mediums as I could, oil paints were always my favorite. I began college with the goal of becoming a professional painter, but was quickly disillusioned and decided that something more practical would suit me better.
Working in the financial world thereafter was unfulfilling, and to get back into the art world I began to study art history, receiving a Master of Arts in the field. Learning about the beautiful and mesmerizing works of 17th Century European masters inspired and energized me to pick up the paintbrush again.
My paintings are deeply personal and reflect my overall nature. I begin each piece rejuvenated, with a desire to make a more interesting and challenging work of art.
I make sure every detail is just right on every square inch and spend many hours on the bigger pieces. I believe my paintings are never truly finished and always see room for improvement. But of course at some point you have to put down the paintbrush and step away.
I have experimented with many different genres until I found my calling; flowers. I love their petal folds and intricacies, and get lost in the minute details while I paint. Flowers enthrall me like no other subject.
I also take great interest in the play of light on my subject matter, love bright color combinations, and often consciously increase the amount of contrast while I paint. What I hope the viewer takes away from my paintings is a sense of the beauty of nature and a feeling of serenity.
I wish for my art to be pleasant and enriching. There is no underlying message hidden in the folds of the petals. Just a calming and beautiful distraction from the world around us.