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Alexandra Strong – Summer Song

January 11 - February 7

A collection of vibrant and colourful artworks reminiscent of long salty days at the rock pool, balmy nights on the verandah drinking tea, festive celebrations and summer love… These paintings were made in that special time leading up to the Christmas holidays, after quick swims and between end of year parties. The festive vibe is apparent in the use of colour and casual use of texture, using oil pastels and chalk pastel over acrylic.

Alexandra Strong is a self-taught full time painter from Berry on the NSW South Coast where she has lived all her life, and now lives with own young family.

Alex’s work is a reflection of her natural surroundings from the rolling hills which surround our region, to the fresh open beaches and intricate rock pools which she explores with her little ones.

Alex says “I have always painted, but it was only since having my two children that I felt my inhibitions dissolve enough to show my work to others. Since then I have evolved my work, predominantly working in the same style I have been working in since high school. My intuitive style of painting often includes bold colours and layers to reveal the story of my work through the use of pattern. I do this by applying a layer of paint over the colour in varying intensity and embellishing with intricate patterns. I often include strange little creatures and hidden layers in my paintings, and my children always make their mark, which I include in the finished painting.”

Alex’s paintings always bring a pop of colour and a sense of fun and playfulness to our walls at The Garden. We are pleased to see her return to grace our walls and these paintings will be on display from Thursday the 11th of January until Wednesday the 7th of February. All paintings are available to purchase.

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