Award winning photographer Alexa Walker returns to the Holland Hotel for her eighth year at Artwalk with new images from her latest adventures and a collection of favorites that always inspire. Most of her subjects are drawn from the natural world, and she is known for her abstract landscapes interpreted to evoke an emotional response rather than a flat depiction of “what was there.” Alexa likes to find the small story within the vistas, focusing on the details often overlooked in the vastness of a big scene. She also is drawn to abstracts from rust or falldown architecture that are both contemporary and rustic in feel.
Alexa is a child of the West, though she was born and mostly raised in a big city in Texas. She no longer thrives in a big city, if she ever did, and is drawn to the magnificent landscapes of Utah, Arizona, Big Sky Country and her second home of West Texas and the Big Bend. She has an unquenchable love for the Southwest and Nature – and Photography. She’s been taking pictures since about age 17, but for too many years misspent her talent with “real jobs.” After trying her hand at many art mediums, she finally had that light bulb moment and now serves her passions of photography and writing, and that “hard day at the office” has blissfully turned into a raft trip down the Colorado, or other wonderful pursuits for that next great shot. She has won multiple Best of Photography awards exhibiting in juried art shows throughout the years.
New this year are her LexPRESSIONS FunSquares™, 9” x 9” prints on canvas, which are artistic interpretations of her original photographic images. They are full of humor and spirit, and are just the thing to pop into a small place for a punch of color and imagination. They include florals, animals, landscapes and tourist icons, and some represent the Big Bend Country – over 40 images! They are priced to make for great gift giving opportunities, too. FunSquares are just that – FUN!
Come see walls of color at the Holland!
209 W. Holland Ave.