After earning her BFA with a minor in education, her path continued to lead her to the career of an Artist versus a teacher. While taking the dive into the life as an artist and launching her brand as a professional was a struggle, her passion has become her livelihood and she couldn’t be happier.
Alexis is now an emerging contemporary portraiture artist who’s focus is not just on the person featured but also the background that encapsulates the figure. Some works may tell as story about the person, while others condone a feeling or tell a message… Alexis strives for her portraits to be relatable; some are very broad and some are very niche.
“At the end of the day, we all have a story. We all want to be seen and heard. My body of work pulls focus to us as individuals and our need for relevancy. My backgrounds in my paintings have a very urban vibe which is inspired by city living and the melting pot of individualism I see all around me here in Toronto.
Who is that person? What is their story? Is there a message? Wether you know the individual or not, these are the questions I want the viewer to think about when viewing my work. The fun part is creating your own meaning and your own story. There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to art!”