Joy seeking artist Alexandra Weston was born in Gisborne and is now based in Lyttelton, New Zealand. Her buoyant work reflects her constant search for delight in the mundane and everyday. A curious use of colour, an extraordinary interest in detail and generous allowance of time give her work big depth.
For her Pöttyök, Squareconfetti and Networked pieces Alexandra paints on the reverse side of perspex, resulting in the work being at the back of the acrylic sheet when viewed. This style is one she has played with and explored since 2009. She also paints on perspex, as if it is board, for her landscapes and textured work.
Following many years involved in the design and styling industry while residing in fragrant Hong Kong, Alexandra honed her skills, becoming a full time artist in 2017. She has since showed her work at a number of solo and group exhibitions, in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
Wow! We have just opened the packaging (amazingly wrapped- thank you) and seen the painting. I love it so much and the colours are just totally perfect. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for making this commission such a pleasurable process.
Kirsty Bunny, Kirsty Bunny Management
Professional acting and model agency, Wellington, NZ
"Alexandra Westons' work is a marvel. From a distance her large scale pieces appear to be pattern… on closer inspection, you will find incredible layers and colour combinations in meticulously placed, painterly dots. Commonly working on perspex and for the very first time releasing limited edition prints, it is a treat to view this Lyttelton artists work in person!"
Julia Atkinson-Dunn, Studio Home ART HOUSE