A painter of flowers, Ottawa artist Alexis Near is in constant awe of their resilience and endless symbolism. A sign of life and beauty, flowers are also impermanent and imperfect.
Working in acrylics, Alexis draws her inspiration from the everyday, transforming her subjects into something unique and painterly. Using colour as her vehicle of expression, Alexis aims to portray the sense of power, delicacy, and beauty found in nature.
With the use of colour and heavy brushwork, her goal is to capture the energy and movement that flowers embody. Alexis’s work can be characterized by a strong contrast between light and dark, soft and heavy, and the use of positive and negative space.