Featured Artist Alexis Lavine

Artist Alexis Lavine’s luminous, flowing watercolors capture the beauty in our every day world. See more of her portfolio by visiting her website.


figurative watercolor painting by Alexis Lavine

“Legs Man” watercolor, 17″ x 13″


For many years, I was a die-hard plein air painter. I lugged my easel and watercolors everywhere so I could paint in parks and gardens, on beaches and on sidewalks. It was great fun and taught me to be decisive and direct in my work!


watercolor portrait by Alexis Lavine

“Think Positive” watercolor, 14″ x 14″


Ultimately, though, I wanted my paintings to be more dynamic and bold. So I dove back into my studio, where I never have to contend with mosquitos, changing light or a sudden rainstorm. In my comfortable studio, I can take the time to design my paintings with expansive care and paint them with greater finesse. This enables me to create the most impact in my work, and communicate with my viewers as effectively as possible.


figurative watercolor painting by Alexis Lavine

“Rules of the Game” watercolor, 18″ x 18″


Once I switched from plein air landscape to indoor studio work, I started painting people. I have been focusing on telling painterly, human stories through the use of grouping, cropping, unusual viewpoints, light and shadows and evocative color.


still life watercolor painting by Alexis Lavine

“Free Range” watercolor, 12″ x 16″


I do like to paint other subjects, such as florals, still lifes, and abstracts, and even now, yes, the occasional landscape! But my paintings of people challenge and engage me the most. They have reached a wide audience via national and international juried exhibitions.


figurative watercolor painting by Alexis Lavine

“A Point Well Taken” watercolor, 16″ x 22″


I paint exclusively in watercolor, using a variety of surfaces, pigments, tools and techniques—whatever works best for my expressive goals.


watercolor portrait by Alexis Lavine

“ManeMan” watercolor, 13″ x 16″


I love the luminosity, fluidity and versatility of watercolor, and believe that it is unsurpassed in its creative possibilities! My goal is to make paintings that are contemporary, compelling, unique and just a little bit mysterious.


still life watercolor painting by Alexis Lavine

“Breakfast Time” watercolor 15″ x 11″


Teaching goes hand-in-hand with painting. I am quite devoted to my students, offering year-round painting classes and workshops. I have taught many hundreds of students, from beginners to professionals, in person and online.


figurative watercolor painting by Alexis Lavine

“Making Connections” watercolor, 16″ x 22″


I love to speak about art, share my experience and knowledge, and help my students achieve greater success in their own artistic endeavors. I think that teaching is one of the most important things I do—it enables me to touch and enrich many people’s lives.


figurative watercolor painting by Alexix Lavine

“Family Dynamics” watercolor, 28″ x 11″


Honored as one of Watercolor Artist Magazine’s “Ones to Watch,” my paintings have been published in Splash, The Artistic Touch, The Best of Watercolor, The Palette Magazine, Creative Art Press and Watercolor Artist. I am a signature member of a number of prestigious watercolor societies, most notably The National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.


figurative watercolor painting by Alexis Lavine

“String Quartet” watercolor, 16″ x 22″


My work is in galleries from the Mid-Atlantic region, all the way south to the Virgin Islands. My paintings are in private and business collections throughout the country and overseas. I live in Greensboro, North Carolina, but love nothing more than to send my paintings off to other places where they will find appreciative homes!


Featured Artist Alexis Lavine invites you to follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy.


Want to stay current on cutting edge business articles from Artsy Shark, plus artist features, and an invitation to the next Call for Artists? Click below to sign up for our twice-monthly email. You’ll get all this plus opportunities and special offers that you can’t get anywhere else!

Sign Up For Updates!


  1. JulieDameron says

    Alexis, I have followed you and your paintings for years and I am amazed at the ability to capture a moment. It makes us all add words like we have just read a story. You deserve every accolade you get.

    • Thank you for your nice comment, Julie. I am very glad you read the article, and I appreciate your kind words.

    • Cosmas Makunde says

      Alexis, it is this that breathes, fans a heartbeat, just gives pure awe. The every day presents are graduated into a reality storytelling through your eye, clear on angles of view and masterly in hue gradations to refine and expose the inner grandeur. Thank you for taking us deep into your vision.

Speak Your Mind