About the Artist
Alexandra K. Conrad is professional fine art artist with over two decades of art creation. She is the Ontario College of Art and Design graduate with honours besides two other faculties (geography and mining engineering) that she completed earlier.
Alexandra paints various subjects: portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, nature and abstracts. Her mediums are mainly oil and acrylic but she enjoys other media as well.
Besides doing fine arts Alexandra is a medical illustrator and her illustrations were printed in numerous medical publications: books, lecture materials for University of Toronto and also American Medical Association Journals.
Alexandra has been the recipient of several art and graphic design awards as well as CAPIC photography award. She has been an awarded artist at juried art exhibitions.
Her paintings were selected in juried art exhibitions at KUMF Gallery in Toronto, in 2013 juried exhibition titled “Toronto the Beautiful” painting selected “Toronto – Going to Art Show”, also in 2015 juried exhibition titled “Capture a Moment” painting selected “A Walk”.
In 2014, Alexandra’s painting titled “Hay Drums” was one of the three winners of the King Street Banner Contest. Banners are hanging in the streets of King City, Nobleton and Schomberg.
Her oil portrait of ”Michelle” was one of the Top Finalists selected by the international jurors in 2014 “The Miracle of Portrait” organized by Portrait Society of Canada.
Alexandra’s artworks are in private art collections in Canada, Europe, Japan and Brazil and her paintings are being exhibited in solo and collective art exhibition at Mill Pond Gallery as well as in group art exhibitions in Toronto, York and King Region of Ontario.
Alexandra is a member of Portrait Society of Canada (PSC) and Associate member of Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and active member of RHGA (Richmond Hill Group Artists) and other art group organizations in York and King Region.
Regardless of the painted subject, my creations come from my heart. The subject is decided and influenced by the moment, and my feelings evolve from it. Any painting I create reveals the same characteristic style. I like vibrant colours with strongly accented brush strokes.
I particularly enjoy painting portraits. When creating portraits, I prefer focusing on the individual’s overall physical and emotional gesture paying close attention to facial expression and body language. I see these gesture elements as part of the “soul of the person” in that moment.
In my art, I strive to bring out emotions in the viewer. My aim is to introduce the viewer into a new world away from daily problems and into a beauty which only art can provide.
ART is what I fell in love with, forever.