Alix Ankele
Artist's statement
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BIO: Born July 24, 1942, in Ely, Minnesota. B. A. from Denison University (1964) MSW from Adelphi University School of Social Work (1967). My artistic life began in East Africa where I lived with my husband and two young children, 1974-79. I began making painterly batiks, exhibiting and selling at the Kenya Arts Society and the African Heritage Gallery in Nairobi, Kenya. Upon returning to live in New York City, I availed myself of the rich art scene, taking classes at Parsons, New School, the Art Students League and numerous studio classes. Through the years I have worked in a number of mediums including watercolor, oil portraiture and Chinese watercolor (on ricepaper with sumi ink), showing at various venues in and around the New York City/Hudson Valley areas.

Most recently I have turned away from my former representational work, doing abstract oil work. Inspired by the painters of the New York School as well as my Tibetan/Zen meditation practice of some 30 years, I am enjoying working in a spontaneous, intuitive, moment-to-moment process oriented way.