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LXM Artist profile

Alex McPherson

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LXM Artist is Alex McPherson

BFA Elam School of Fine Arts  

University of Auckland

Why Paint?

My art is representative and expresses the enjoyment of nature and life. I try and capture the universality of love through art.

It is a sensory experience. There is a spirituality in the painting process. I believe in the right to life and exist in this world and beyond.

I try to capture more than just a likeness in my figurative paintings. The 'birdness' of a bird or the essence of a creature.

The use of enhanced colour, like a cobalt sky and an ultramarine sea is evident in a landcape.

Shell and Nature Series respect the previous inhabitants of what are vessels, found washed up on a beach. Things of beauty in their own right - the soul moved on to another realm, and reveal the object left behind.

I exist therefore I paint.

It is my language,

my craft.

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