Growing up Alex was an expressive and artistic student throughout her education, unfortunately her dreams of seeking a creative career came to a halt when Alex’s family needed her to assist in the family business. After years of working the family business Alex entered a few different workforces but none filled the void for her creative abilities. During this time Alex would create greetings cards, paintings and drawings for family and friends as a way to ignite her passion.
Alex didn’t realise she could give this art thing a go until she entered her painting titled “Mother” into the Bayside Arts Festival 2019. Having entered among hundreds of other artists Alex was thrilled to learn her painting was selected to exhibit alongside 30 finalists in the visual arts category. To sweeten the experience even more, Alex’s painting was voted “The People’s Choice” and this gave Alex the confidence to chase her dreams.
Since then Alex slowly and steadily built up her brand Alex Conan, where she explores and practices multiple media to keep her creative brain ticking. Having worked with many different clientele from corporate to small businesses and individuals she has created murals, book covers, logos, business assets, typography, illustrations, graphic scribe work and more.
“I love the thrill of working on a clients brief and nailing it”.
Thanks to the expansion of technology, the artistic age has evolved with an emphasis on digital media. As a way to combat the heavy use of digital media Alex undertook ceramics half way through 2022 to increase her skill set and to honor her artistic roots. “I have always wanted to study ceramics, the therapeutic grounding you experience when working with clay is like a massage for the soul. Also, playing a bit of Russian Roulette with the kiln always keeps things interesting!”.
Alex will be showcasing her “Universe” range of ceramic ware at this years Sydney Gift Fair. The Universe range consists of celestial beings and myths and legends. Alongside her ceramics Alex will also be sharing her range of greeting cards, wrapping paper and wall prints.
“If I had to do it all again I wouldn’t change a thing, I have finally arrived to my ‘road not travelled’ and it is a time for exploration and celebration”.
To view Alex Conan products, view her website alexconan.com