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Alexa Summers

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Artwork for Alexa Summers

Summer's Gold

Dandelions

Hogweed

In The Gloaming

Birthday Calendar

Greetings Cards

Buddleia Caffeine Buzz

Calico Snowdrops

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My work is a reflection of my response to Nature through the seasons. I love to notice the often overlooked beauty in the wild and native plants and weeds. Lately I have been enjoying using Cyanotype as my medium. It is a form of early photographic print-making, and it has an ethereal quality and a timelessness that I think beautifully captures the ephemeral nature and fleeting beauty of the plants I see.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

I've always found great pleasure in creating. For me it's a way to respond to the incredible beauty we have all around us in Nature. A way of acknowledging that I've seen it, appreciated it, let it delight me; and then reacting to that by recreating or, in a way, 'co-creating' something out of the way it made me feel. It will never be as beautiful as the original, but it holds some amount of reflected glory that brings me, and I hope others some joy and evokes the same feelings of delight as did the origin.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I use the name Alexa Summers Art for my art sales. I wouldn't class myself as an artist that works in one particular medium as I find some more effective than others at capturing the essence of a subject matter, and would therefore rather be guided by that than by the medium itself. Recently I've been mostly working with photographic print-making, drawing, and coffee painting. I also work with mixed media including textiles and stitching.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I work mainly from home using the plants I forage locally, and when I'm not making, I'm selling or exhibiting my work and presenting Cyanotype workshops in collaboration with Food Friends Flowers in Richards Castle.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I studied Fine Art at College and University, then went into teaching and Charity work both in the UK and abroad. In the past 6 or so years I have returned to focusing on Art and was involved in collaborative art projects in Chiang Mai, Thailand, before returning to the UK where I make and sell my own work.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Visiting Artist at The Artists' Gallery, Bromfield, Ludlow.
Footprint Gallery, Jackfiled, Ironbridge.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

I can often be found on the Local To Ludlow Produce Market, the Ludlow Makers Markets and Artisan Fairs, along with other Artisan Markets throughout Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire. I have work for sale in Eden Coffee Shop, St. Peter's Baptist Church, Worcester, and I also have work available through my website,

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