New Members Spotlight – December 2022 – Alexandra Schmeling
Lives in: Arlington, VA
Social Media: @alexandra.schmeling, https://www.facebook.com/aschmelingfineart/
Media and Subjects: Watercolor and pen paintings of architecture and natural beauty.
Why you joined MAA: I was introduced to MAA through the Labor Day Art Sale and loved the diversity of work and the collaborative spirit of the show. I knew I wanted to participate in this sort of event in future!
Something fun about you: I have a rescue pup named Ripley and most of my art business right now is pet portraits!
Artist Biography: Alexandra Schmeling is a watercolor artist living in Arlington, VA who originally trained as a photographer at Yale University. She still uses photography, now as reference photos to paint from. She recently completed an artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux in France. Her works explore the interaction between manmade structures and their architectural intricacies and the more abstract, wild forms of nature. She enjoys playing with depth in her work, creating collages out of multiple watercolor paintings that draw the viewer deeper into the scene as if they are peering into a secret world.