The creation of art has been an integral part of me since the beginning of time. The soul wants what the soul wants and mine is happiest when creating. The art forms have varied throughout my life but as I look back, each creative component contributed to my unique path and continues to be an evolving art process .
I grew up in Ottawa, Canada's capital city. I am now living in the Ottawa Valley on the Ottawa River. An art studio with a house attached on the land where our cottage stood, it is and always have been my happy place. Having an art studio steps from the shoreline is my idea of the perfect scenario. It is an inspirational beautiful setting, yet it is also very calming, soul centering, and perfectly serene. All elements conducive to creativity at it's finest.
I am an artist working with vivid acrylics and mixed media. Vibrant abstracts, oversized florals, textured Canadian vistas and whimsical kaleidoscope fantasies are distinctly recognizable of what is described as my unique joyful style and technique. Many of Ottawa’s remarkable landmarks have been immortalized in my more fanciful designs. A curvaceous signature of the Art Deco influence is omni present in my abstract work. This characteristic swirl is representative of the spiritual evolution that led me to my chosen career as an artist.
I am an instructor, sharing my techniques in refined brushwork to achieve depth, dimension and detail. As well as the use of palette knife for rich satisfying texture. I delight in the role as mentor, as I have and will still require mentorship as I continue on my path. Artist assisting artists (people helping people in general) is what this is all about. The sharing of ideas is what makes us all stronger and lifts us up. Thankfully there will always be more learning and sharing to be done in this adventure called life.
What I know for sure is: We all have an individual path to follow, an unique role to play. We all are creative beings as creativity is a human quality that exists in everyone. Often the creative part of you can get easily pushed aside or buried deep with the external demands of life. However creativity arises from the soul and will eventually show increasing signs of the desire to remerge. This is cause for celebration!!! I know this for sure because it happened to me. I can assist your inner artist to free itself and your soul will soar! "Creative Expression produces Magical Art!"
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Videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jillalexanderstudios
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VIDA INTRODUCES JILL ALEXANDER AS A SHOPVIDA DESIGNER:
As of Spring 2017, I am now a VIDA designer which means my artwork which I call ArtWear & DecorArt is now available on a variety of "artfully creative" women's fashion items (scarves, tops, athletic wear- yoga pant/top), women's accessories (purses and jewellery) & home decor items.
"VIDA’S STORY IS THAT OF THE RICH, INTERCONNECTED WORLD WE LIVE IN -- THE STORY OF CONTEMPORARY LIFE AND MINDFUL, GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP.WE ARE A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP OF CO-CREATORS, FROM A DESIGNER IN PARIS, TO A PRODUCER IN KARACHI, AND A CONSUMER IN SAN FRANCISCO." "WE MANUFACTURE ON DEMANDAND BRING TO THE WORLD ONLY THAT WHICH PEOPLE WANT." "WE BELIEVE BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTS SHOULD CREATE BEAUTY EVERY STEP OF THE WAY" "ONE MAKER AT A TIME LITERACY FOR LIFE We provide literacy programs to our makers. They learn to read, write, and do basic math and build a better life for generations to come."
* * * * * * * * * Jill Alexander & fineartamerica Collaboration: My artwork is available for purchase as art prints, posters, framed prints, canvas prints, iphone cases, greeting cards, acrylic prints, metal prints, and more. When you're ready, fineartamerica will deliver a museum-quality masterpiece to your doorstep. WALL ART, HOME DECOR, AND MORE https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jill-alexander.html