Since I was a child, I always had a fascination with art and drawing and won several awards at an early age. Since then, I have always had a passion for drawing, specifically charcoal, due to its flexibility in creating an illusion of light and dark with just a bit of patience and perspective. I have always been fascinated by the subject of people, how light and dark affects their look. I have found applying this in both drawings and photography. In most of my charcoal work, I convey drama by focusing on different, single object perspective on a subject, whether it’d be a sculpture, a portrait, or a still life. I hope to further employ those tactics in my future work and carry out this style in the beginning stages of my painted work.
I do take commissions from individuals or businesses interested.
Studied drawing under Don Smith with evening drawing classes
Studied painting under Barbara Johnson with evening painting classes
Sculpted on Paper, Old Courthouse Gallery, Northampton, MA, December 2014
Sculpted on Paper, Town Hall Gallery, Amherst, MA, March-April 2015
“These Boots are Made for Walking”, Holyoke Soldier’s Home, Holyoke, MA, 2012-Present
Statues Charcoal Pieces, Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA, 2012
Nature Photography, Boston State House, 2013-Now
Charcoal Drawings, Private, Indian Orchard, MA, 2014
Pioneer Valley Landscapes, Old Mill Inn, Hatfield, MA, 2014-2015
Art Maker: Alexandra Markiewicz | Charcoal Artist in Hampshire Gazette, March 27, 2015