"When I have an idea for a visual, I'll obsess over it until I find a way to make it happen, doing what I can where I am with what I have. I'd say my style has just always been something that makes me feel really, really good."
Horrified by the current political climate Alix felt compelled to paint portraits of the Obamas to frame in her home. One thing led to another and she began selling prints with a percentage of the proceeds going to the ACLU.
Soon she began painting portraits of people and pets on commission.
She continues to paint her role models in an effort to "take her broken heart and make it into art" and donates 15% of print proceeds to various organizations.
You can purchase your own print by visiting her Etsy page here and you can follow her portraits on Instagram at @PortraitsbyAK
neil degrasse tyson
young stevie wonder
pet portrait artist
"I consider myself somewhat of an animal whisperer and take pride in my pet photography skills. I love visiting rescues and taking in fosters, and my camera is always ready. Lately I've received requests to paint pet portraits. I love capturing an animal's personality no matter the medium.
Martin Starr and Alexandra Kyle in Anxiety's Wilma
"My mom always needlepointed so I was born to appreciate the aesthetic of it. It's therapeutic, makes for great gifts, and totally works my puzzle-solving muscle."
gift for my dear friend Abby who has a beagle named Pirate
gift for my mom: "i love ewe lots"
"I couldn't make a portfolio of my greatest accomplishments without including my most special friendship. Coming from a small family meant having an opportunity to develop closer relationships with friends and this is where I found some incredible good fortune. My best friend teaches me every day what it means to love unconditionally, be my best self and to fight for others. She is my greatest cheerleader and I believe if everyone had a friend like Kate the world would be a perfect place."
I directed/edited a video for my best friend's birthday. The video above is of her reaction and has received close to 70,000 views on Youtube.
"A fat orange angel came into my life January 2012. He had spent his first year in a cage receiving little attention and so he instantly fell in love with adopted life. Fred is often my muse and the star of my Instagram; he has his own fan base and absolutely deserves an entire page on my site."