Artist Suzanne Alexandra will hold two live demonstrations of her “Soul Imprinting” technique at Carivintas Winery’s “Freedom Fest,” a celebration of Independence Day, from 3 p.m. until sunset on Friday, July 4. The event will include music, appetizers, wine and live art.
Alexandra applies paint on her live model, and then imprints the model onto her canvas, believing painting and imprinting a person “borrows a piece of their soul.”
“I capture energy, intent and emotion — aura’s, if you will, pieces of the heart and soul,” Alexandra said. “It truly becomes about the experience, about the journey you take with me through the process, about making your mark. What I do is authentic, unique, and in the moment of truth. It is fun, healing and transforming. I want to make a difference, and I believe my art does.”
Alexandra has an unusual and colorful background. Born in Brentwood, she grew up in Sweden. In her 20s she moved to the Peruvian Rainforest for two years and ran the U.S. based facility of The Amazon Conservation Foundation. Alexandra returned to the U.S. for a few years, then moved to Costa Rica for several years, before settling back in the U.S. to raise her son.
Alexandra’s work has been presented at the C Gallery in Los Alamos, Trattoria Grappolo’s and The Valley Grind in Santa Ynez, Pacific Ridge Winery and Carina Cellar’s in Los Olivos, and Sevtap Winery in Solvang.
Her work is currenty showing at Dennee’s in Santa Ynez, Tangerine Salon and Sevtap Winery in Solvang.
Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated by Carivintas Winery and Alexandra to Old Yeller Rescue Ranch (OYRR).
To learn more about Alexandra’s art and the process, visit www.suzannealexandra.com.
Carivintas Winery is located at 476 1st St., Solvang.
For more information, call 693-4331 or visit www.carivintas.com
For information on OYRR, call 500-6977 or visit www.oyrr.org.