Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cunning Creatives

Art that Illustrates the Beauty & Tranquility in Nature.
Animals with Pattern & Personality, Color & Charisma.

Images by Alex Hundemer
Artist: Alex Hundemer
Expertise: Illustration
Additional Talents: Photography, Writing, Music
Materials: Pencil, Ink, Watercolor, Acrylic Paints, Pastels
Style: Striking Pen & Ink Drawing, Often Enhanced with Color
Inspiration: Spirit of Nature & Natural Beings
Subject Matter: Animals in all their Majesty
Common Canvases: Paper, Rocks, Vinyl, Upcycled Paper Goods
Online Shop: [Etsy]
Social Media: [Facebook]
Home Base: Austin, TX
Spotted: Online

For Austin born artist Alex Hundemer, artistic talent and creation do not need to be bound by one medium. The common threads in her art are her source of inspiration and a characteristic illustration style, but the canvas and other materials she favors are constantly changing. As Alex sees it, Art as much as life should be a never ending journey. Alex is very adept at pen and ink drawings, accented with watercolor highlights, but she also enjoys acrylic paint and pastels for pattern and colorful backgrounds. It usually depends on the surface she decides to decorate, from paper to wood to rocks to vinyl. Of course, the subject matter also comes into play.

Alex’s favorite place to find inspiration is out in nature. She seeks to translate the beauty and tranquility of the outdoors into art that speaks to her viewer. She knows she’s been successful when you can look at her work and feel the motions of her hand in every brush stroke and line of ink. I find that my hand wants to dance in unison with the forms she has created. Alex often features animals, artistically rendered out of pattern or imbued with personality. These creatures have their own passions and playfulness. It’s almost as if Alex is capturing a part of the world we so rarely see these days surrounded by city. Cunning and creative indeed!

Images by Alex Hundemer