Alexandra Kube Visual Artist
After graduating from Los Angeles Valley College with a degree in Fine Art, award-winning Boston-born artist Alexandra Kube (https://www.alexandrakube.com/) landed dream jobs working as an animation artist at Warner Brothers, Sony and on several TV animated series, and her vividly visual prop designs on the 1998-'99 season of "Pinky and The Brain," in particular, earned her an Emmy Award.
Inspired by nature and "places that give her a good feeling," Alexandra escapes from the city whenever she can get away, heading to the mountains or wherever, and as a result California environs have found their way into her illustration landscapes, both real and imagined. She claims Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper and Edgar Payne among her biggest artistic influences, informing a personalized style which can only be described as uniquely "Kube-ist."
Alexandra sometimes takes her iPad along to do quick sketches at local venues, but she prefers working in her home studio while listening to music. "I find it's easier to paint with watercolors when I'm on an outdoor location," she says, "but when I'm in my studio I like to use either acrylics or oils, depending on whether I want to keep the colors separated or if I'm blending more, due to the drying times."
Alexandra's won awards at numerous art shows and festivals all over the greater Southwest, and her paintings are now part of private collections around the country. More recently she's been commissioned to do portraits of people and their pets, working from photographs. She also enjoys coaching art students and helping others realize their own potential to paint, and hopes her "organic imperfect" intuitive approach will inspire budding artists to take up their own brushes and find their own inner spirit.
Written by: Bryan Thomas
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