Olivia Alexander was born in London in 1961, but has lived in Australia for the past 45 years. She studied Fine Arts, Advanced Drawing and many years of Advanced Mixed Media and then worked to develop a unique style all her own.
Olivia has been in over 40 combined exhibitions as well as Solo and duo shows. She has received global recognition from countries such as Italy, Dubai, USA, France and Australia.
Olivia has won awards in both offline and online exhibitions and has received recognition of her career as an professional artist with a;
-Silver Medal and Diploma from French International Academy of Merit & Devotion, Paris, June 2014;
- Pewter Medal and Diploma from ‘Societe Art, Sciences and Lettres-Paris’ June 2014;
- Bronze Medal Diploma from ‘Societe Art, Sciences and Lettres-Paris’ in June 2012 and she also has successfully exhibited at the Salon d’Automne, Paris, In October 2011.
In 2011 her work was published in ‘International Contemporary Masters IV’, culminating in a large group exhibition at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art in Las Vegas.
It has been said of her work;
“Olivia’s paintings are rich in their associations with nature and natural forces without being obviously derivative. She tells us that it is her hope to communicate a place, a time, a memory that sparks the connection between painting and viewer.
This is a tall order in these days of overt individual artistic expression, yet somehow her work succeeds in doing just that. Her techniques involve careful layering of colour and discursive markings that are always complimentary and conclusive to the whole vision.
A walk along the beach or through the rainforest is captured exquisitely in the open stretches of variegated colour or a densely textured area of tonal values.
Here was a true creative spirit that had been moulded and projected by the rough and smooth elements of Australian nature.
Here was work that was immediate in its seduction while at the same time insidious in its disturbance. Here were paintings that are at once both uncompromising and yet very accessible through their subtlety of depth and colour. Here is a new truth of expression that is already proving its worth to many across the globe.” Morant
“Beyond the horizons of expectation, Olivia Alexander goes to seek the boundaries of the invisible, multiplying and leaving the doors open access to her work.” (Christian Iorio, Journalist, Naples)