Welcome to Alexandra Schaefers Art where you’ll find work by Pacific Northwest artist Alexandra Schaefers: woodland landscape paintings and illustrations celebrating humaness and appreciating life as part of the natural world.
Alexandra uses a whimsical style to celebrate the beauty of the natural world and advocate for remembering the human place in nature. She hopes that by spending more time in natural areas and becoming more at peace with our own nature, humans can make more supportive and inspiring habitats that allow other species a better chance to coexist with us.
Alexandra’s pet project, Landscape Diaries, is an illustrated experiment in writing about her own nature and the nature around her in the same spirit of observation and appreciation.
Alexandra was born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon. After high school she attended The Evergreen State College for two years, studying post-modernism and performing arts. Drawn to music, she left school to enter the real world of waitressing and playing alto saxophone; first in Portland, Oregon and later in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
When that misadventure was over she moved back to Portland and tried to become enlightened. She was not good at this and spent lots of time making artist books, painting in tempera on banner paper, and participating in local poetry open mics.
When she came to her senses she began taking art classes. It was not long before she was enrolled full-time at Portland Community College studying calligraphy, design, drawing, painting, and printmaking.
In 2008, Alexandra returned to The Evergreen State College to study fine art installation and language-as-art. She finished her Bachelor’s of Arts that spring and returned to Portland, Oregon.