Artist’s Statement: April 2007
Having traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Mexico and points in between Margarita Alejandre's work is a reflection of the ever-changing environment and her interpretations of the earth. Her work varies from intricately painted flowers and custom made signs to mixed media paintings and stimulating drawings.
"My inspiration comes from some of the most beautiful places in the world and through imagination, the two are fused together for a totally vibrant experience".
Margarita Alejandre was born in Jasper, Alberta in the majesty of the Canadian Rockies and moved to Vernon, British Columbia with her family in 1991.
Her artwork is a reflection of her love of the outdoors, traveling, dreams, and the way her imagination interprets things.
From coloring on the walls when she was younger to drawing her dreams from memory; her current work mostly includes mixed media drawings and detailed flowers.
After receiving a District 22 Scholarship Award she attended the Fine Arts Program at Langara College and from there went on to join the Downtown Vernon Association Mural Crew in 1998. The Crew painted a total of five large murals in six months under the direction of Michelle Loughery.
After traveling overseas for one year, Margarita has returned to Vernon painting from her experiences in exotic locations. She has received numerous awards for her accomplishments and is currently a studio artist at Gallery Vertigo.