Alexandra was born in New York City but spent much of her childhood living in London and traveling across Europe with her family. Much of the art and architecture that she was exposed to while traveling through the continent became the basis for her love of art, especially Victorian paintings and medieval manuscript illuminations.
After she received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison she moved to the DC area and has since focused on drawing, painting and exhibiting her watercolors. Recently Alexandra has been painting on non-traditional watercolor surfaces such as synthetic non-absorbent paper colored backgrounds and aluminum. She is drawn to positive and negative space and their role in composition.
Alexandra wears many hats, she was the curator of the Dadian Gallery and has worked in several frame ateliers. She enjoys teaching drawing and painting in a number of different settings and formats. She spent 2015 living in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she was an Artist-in-Residence. In 2016 she moved back to the DC area and continues to paint and exhibit her work.