After completing a Fine Art Printmaking degree at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in 2003, Alexis came here to The Art Shop on a residency and produced a series of lino block prints of Abergavenny which have been immensely popular. A complete set of this limited edition can be seen in the foyer of the Angel Hotel just down the road from here.
Since then Alexis has worked with poets, writers and publishers. Recently she worked on a commission for the Victoria & Albert Museum after being selected from a group of artists to design and make a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ which has been cast in bronze and is situated in the British Galleries.
For inspiration, she looks to old matchbox covers, record sleeves, tea boxes, postcards, explorers, the circus and films.
Alexis has designed many book covers and illustrated ‘Dr Who: Twelve Angels Weeping’. In 2020 she produced her first book as an author-illustrator ‘The Bear in the Stars’ – ‘A beautiful, lyrical picture book – a timely fable about climate change and the transformative power of kindness. A beautiful and inspirational gift for readers of all ages.’
‘The Bear in the Stars’ is available from our online shop.