I was born in Liverpool, and lived there until I moved to Farnham, Surrey to study Animation at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design. I now live in Devon with my husband, our two children, two guinea pigs, two cats and five chickens.
I've always loved folklore, legend, myths and faerytales, particularly those of Britain and Europe. When I was 14 I saw the movie "Labyrinth", and I was inspired to start creating my own art, drawing upon the fantastical for inspiration. The documentary "The Making of Labyrinth" led me to a career making models, props and special effects for TV and films in the South-East UK.
After taking a break from films to start a family I went back to painting, particularly fantasy work. We decided to move to Devon, where my husband is originally from. I now work from home, painting as often as I can. When I stopped working to look after our first baby I started using social media to try and promote my artwork, and I opened my Etsy store a few years after our second child was born.
Since moving to Devon more wildlife and botanical inspirations are flowing into my sketchbooks, and into my paintings. The beautiful landscape that surrounds me is slowly working its magic and inspiring me more very day.
You can contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, follow me on Instagram, or via my Facebook page Mythic Art by Alexandra Dawe, where you can see previews of new paintings, original works for sale and details of upcoming events.
© Alexandra Dawe