Alexandra Swistak is a fine artist and published crime writer. She studied watercolor and ceramics in Fukuoka, Japan and oil painting in Paris, France.
Influenced by the Italian and Flemish Renaissance, Alexandra’s paintings use symbolism, fables, mythology, and the supernatural as a means of storytelling. Her protagonists search for meaning, expression and freedom through the mysterious choices they make.
I don’t have an exhaustive mission statement as my goals are simple and memorable.
My ultimate goal is to make beautiful art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. So I create small, affordable, contemporary paintings in gouache. I also paint large work in oils on wood panels and canvases. Thus, there is quality artwork for every buyer.
I offer original artwork and digital prints of gouache and oil paintings printed on enhanced matte archival paper of portraits, landscapes and still lifes.
My work is about experiencing beauty, discovery, and curiosity. My paintings recreate an imagined narrative; a place where subjects are able to travel through varied levels of reality and enter liminal space. They explore fearlessly and challenge themselves.
My process varies greatly as I allow my instincts to guide me. The paint can be thin or thick and applied with brushes or palette knives.
Private Collections: Canada, United States, Europe and Asia.