Alexandra Strong

I am a self-taught full time painter from Berry on the NSW South Coast where I have lived all my life and now live with my own young family.

My work is a reflection of my natural surroundings from the rolling hills which surround our region to the fresh open beaches and intricate rock pools which I explore with my little ones.

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.