Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Alix is a contemporary, realist artist based in Perth. After completing studies in Graphic Design, Alix worked in Advertising, moving to London working for a magazine publisher as a junior designer and cartoonist.
Alix then returned to Cape Town several years later, working for a large Publishing group as a senior designer and illustrator for their natural history division, before successfully established her own publishing and design studio.
Alex relocated to Australia in 2000, settling in Perth after a period in Sydney.
This change brought about some fresh beginnings – Alix began painting and have never looked back. The intense colour and buttery texture of oil paint made this an irresistible choice of medium.
Water and animals are among her favourite subjects. she tries to capture their movement with energetic brush strokes and lively colours in an effort to replicate the energy of the scene. Her background in graphic design is self evident in her realistic drawing style and dynamic composition. Alix love to paint big and use a combination of thin acrylic washes with thick oil paint over the top.
In 2012 Alix was a finalist the Black Swan Heritage Award and in 2016 was the Open winner and People’s choice winner of the Williams Gateway show.