Alexandra Squire is an abstract painter defined by the pairing of vibrant colors and muted tones
to create simple yet deceivingly complex works. She focuses on blending and layering to make
pieces that are rich in color and depth with unexpected palettes. Her paintings serve as a
metaphor for life in that they depict the multitude of ways in which our experiences meld
together. Alexandra’s work has been exhibited nationally, and her paintings are a part of private
and corporate collections throughout the United States.
Before becoming a professional artist, Alexandra was a news anchor in Nevada. She then
received her MBA at American University in Washington, D.C., where she currently resides with
her husband and three daughters.

Artist Statement

Regardless of the collection, all of my paintings are rooted in blending and layering. Both allow
me to create work that is rich in color and depth. By pairing vibrant shades with muted tones, I
make the unexpected – complex stories of simplicity. I have found that the richness in life, like
art, comes from the many layers that we add as well as the multiple ways that our lives blend
When starting the creative process, I like to sketch out ideas and play with color and design. I
begin the process of painting on canvas or wood. With wood, I use resin after my paintings are
finished. Working with resin requires a certain amount of respect, tenacity, and precision as
there are constraints in achieving the desired effect. Multiple coats of resin are applied to each
piece. In their final form, these works appear smooth and effortless due to their shine, depth,
and texture.
Influenced by Mark Rothko, Helene Herzbrun, as well as my grandmother, who was also a
painter, I channel the euphoria I felt when exploring museums in my youth. Rothko’s color
block pieces have always especially struck me as a way to tell a story without specifically
depicting one. The power of my minimalist art comes from its ability to be open to
My pieces are both simple and deceivingly complex. Through my process of slowly blending
darker colors with others that lighten them, they serve as a reminder that we cannot rush
growth. Evolution comes about in an organic way, unencumbered by deadlines and force.