Alexis Wheeler

Alexis Wheeler is an intuitive abstract artist living in New York State. As a child growing up in rural New Jersey, Alexis was a prolific young artist, writing books, drawing, painting and print-making. At the age of 18, Alexis moved to New York City, where she worked as a hairdresser and pursued art-making in other forms. Over the years, Alexis has taken classes in many mediums, including studying book binding, paper making, encaustic painting, ceramics, photography, sewing and music, always keeping a personal studio to make art.  

 

Alexis has always made her personal life about art, and the artistic process, in a bid to infuse her own creativity with inspiration, and to have the most authentic expression in her own work. It is in the process of observation, collaboration and conversation with nature, and other artists where she is most inspired.

 

For the past 10 years, Alexis has owned Crown, her hair salon in New York City. Similar to her visual artwork, she uses a combination of texture, intuition, artistic technique, and connection to create looks for her clients. While hair is a deeply satisfying and inspiring medium for Alexis, owning her salon has also created a space that to show and sell her paintings.

 

Blue Monday

Encaustic Paint and Oil Stick on Cradled Wood Panel

6" x 6" 

You Are the Heartbeat

Encaustic Paint and Oil Stick on Cradled Wood Panel

6" x 6" 



A Comfortable Place to Rest

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

36" x 36" 

First Signs of Spring

Acrylic Paint on Cradled Wood Boards

18" x 18" 

Sounds of Summer

Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas

36" x 36" 

Praying Mantis Afternoon #1

Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas

36" x 36" 

 

You Don't Have to Carry Everything

Encaustic Paint and Oil Stick on Cradled Wood Panel

 6" x 6" 

Lighthearted

Encaustic Paint and Oil Stick and Alcohol Ink on Cradled Wood Panel

 6" x 6" 




Lichen

Encaustic Paint on Cradled Wood Board

12" x 12" 

Shiver and Shake

Acrylic Paint and Ink on Wood Board

9.5" x 10"

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