Alexis Lavine has been creating art all of her life. She was waylaid on her artistic pathway when she decided to major in microbiology in college, deeming it more noble to devote her life to curing diseases. However, she made her way back into art by attending Johns Hopkins University as a graduate student in its acclaimed Art as Applied to Medicine program. After graduation she worked as a medical illustrator for several years - and then found herself living in the beautiful, isolated mountains of western Maryland, too far away from a medical school or a medical publisher to practice her trade. So she picked up her paint brushes and started painting the magnificent landscape that surrounded her everywhere - and she hasn’t looked back since.
She paints exclusively with watercolor, and frequently works ”en plein air.” When she is not painting outdoors, she can be found working in her studio, where she constructs paintings which are thoughtfully designed, carefully drawn, and sensitively painted.
Recognizing the importance of education, Alexis is an enthusiastic art instructor, who teaches painting and drawing classes and workshops, in her home studio and elsewhere around the country. She loves to communicate about art, share her experience and knowledge, and help her students achieve greater creative success.
Alexis has lived in Greensboro, North Carolina since 2002. Recently honored as one of Watercolor Artist Magazine’s “Ones to Watch,” Alexis is a signature member of a number of professional associations, including the National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and Watercolor Honor Society. Her paintings have been exhibited with all of these organizations, as well as the American Watercolor Society and Watercolor USA. Her work can be found in a variety of galleries in the mid-Atlantic and Southern states, as well as the Virgin Islands.
You can visit Alexis' website to view more of her work here.