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Alex Wilkinson


One of the murals you’ll see when you walk around the river basin adjoining Luminary Hotel is a painting of a steamboat named the St. Lucie. It’s the steamship where Andrew and George Kinzie got their start as seafarers and that eventually inspired them to form a steamship line that served Fort Myers into the 1960s. The mural was painted by Alex Wilkinson.

Alex is a self-educated mixed media artist who works in acrylics, traditional pen and ink, colored pencils, pastels, markers, paper and found objects. A former needle arts designer and instructor, Alex’s oeuvre influences her present-day mixed media “Zen tangle inspired art.” Her designs often include small, stitch-like, black-and-white line patterns in the ancient Zen Tangle-inspired art style.

Wilkinson is a resident artist at The Union Artists Studios on the Alliance for the Arts campus.  Her whimsical figurative folk art work can be found in private collections here and abroad, as well as at The Union Artists Studios Gallery and Arts & Eats Café,  DAAS Co-op Gallery,  Arts for ACT Gallery, and Karma and Coconuts Art Gallery in Cape Coral, where she teaches classes in acrylic painting and pen & ink embellishment.

Alex has exhibited in juried shows throughout Florida, including at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts, Art Bar in Fort Myers, Circus Arts in Cape Coral, the Cape Coral Art League, the Island Conclave Art Gallery on Pine Island and during Fort Myers Art Walk, Music Walk and Mystery Walk.

March 18, 2023.


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