Friday, June 22, 2012

Alexandrine Bartlett


“Summer Harvest”  © Alexandrine Bartlett

Name: Alexandrine Bartlett, PSA
Bio: Born in Savannah, Georgia and raised throughout the United States and Europe, Alexandrine Bartlett currently lives in a 17th century mill, on a winding stream in a small German village near the French border.
While attaining her BFA in Drawing and Painting at the University of Georgia in the early '70s, Alexandrine Bartlett concentrated on large abstracts and semi-representative figurative subjects in oil. Fascinated with the beauty of human anatomy, Alex completed an MA in Medical & Biological Illustration at the University of California, San Francisco in 1985. Alex worked for eight years as a medical illustrator for the U.S. government, progressing from illustration into supervision and management. During those years she focused in her free time on her passion for painting and her concern for endangered species by completing a series of very tightly rendered dry-brush watercolour wildlife artworks. Frustrated by the lack of time she could dedicate to her creative gift Alex left her successful career in 1993 and dedicated herself to painting full-time. At the suggestion of master painter and mentor Albert Handell, Alex tried pastels in 1997 and the result transformed her work. The brilliancy and immediacy of pastels dramatically affected both how and what Alex painted. She subsequently attended workshops with Greg Kreutz, Doug Dawson, Richard McKinley, and Duane Wakeman.
Alex's pastels have garnered recognition and have been winning awards in numerous national and international juried art shows since 1999. She was featured in the first Pastel 100 competition in the year 2000, and again in 2004 and 2006.  Twice yearly she shows new works in Germany. Her memberships include signature membership in The Pastel Society of America and founding member of the Portrait Society of America.
Medium:  Pastel; oil
Subjects: Landscape; still life
Style: Representational, loose, painterly.
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Gallery: Portfolio: Figures; Landscape; Plein air sketches; Still Life.
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