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Biography

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Born and raised in Paris, France, Alexandra studied drawing and painting at the Beaux-Arts School of Paris and architecture at the Ecole Superieure des Arts et des Techniques (ESAT) where she earned a master's degree in Interior and Set Design. For several years, while working as an assistant set designer for French television and film productions, she pursued her personal painting projects and her passion led her in a new direction; decorative painting where she found an innovative way to express and sustain herself.

In 1998, after being profiled in the "Los Angeles Times" for her innovative work in Paris, she moved to Los Angeles where she currently divides her time between her personal work and commissions from designers and architects for murals and trompe-l'oeil.

In addition to her decorative work, Alexandra has expanded her artistic expression. Namely, it is in her personal paintings that she combines the long-established art of frescoes with her deep passion for nature, from the mystery of the human body to the beauty of exotic plants.

Her latest work is focused on dancers. She is fascinated by their extremely muscular and tense bodies who express so well the strength, although fragile, of a body in motion.

Her work has been profiled in a variety of periodicals including, "The Los Angeles Times", "Brentwood Magazine", and "California Home." Her work has been featured on television shows such as "Will and Grace" and "Angel." She is in private collections in Paris (France), Geneva (Switzerland), and California homes in Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Pacific Palisades.