Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is preparing to exhibit the work of award-winning watercolor artist, Alexis Lavine during the month of May.  An opening reception is set for Tuesday, May 3, from 5:30-7:30 pm.  The Randolph Arts Guild's Sara Smith Self Gallery is located at 123 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro.  The event is free and open to the public.  The exhibition will be on display until Tuesday, May 31st and will close with a Lunch and Learn at Noon on the 31st. 

Alexis Lavine has devoted the last two decades to watercolor painting. Her award winning paintings have been included in numerous juried and gallery exhibitions, and they hang in private and corporate collections throughout the country, as well as overseas. Alexis divides her time between painting in her studio and painting outdoors on location.  She has recently been designated as one of Watercolor Artist Magazine's 2014 "Ones to Watch."  This is an accolade of great distinction!

Alexis is an enthusiastic art instructor, who teaches painting and drawing classes and workshops.  She gives her students a sound background in technique and esthetics, encourages them to express their individuality through their art, and helps them to relax and enjoy their artistic pursuits.

Alexis' watercolors are are full of luminous color, rich shadows, and beautifully drawn shapes.  With meticulous attention to composition, she crafts paintings that are descriptive and yet expressive, realistic and yet abstract.  She lives and paints in central North Carolina, except during the winter, when she migrates to the Virgin Islands and paints lots of palm trees!

"My watercolor paintings appear to be realistic ... but they are thoughtfully conceived, strategically designed, and carefully drawn around abstract shapes, values, colors, movement, and positive and negative spaces. I believe that my approach gives my work a more contemporary feel, and results in paintings which convey my personal reaction to my subject, not merely the visual facts." 

Education is tremendously important. She earned two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree, before embarking on her path as a painter. She continues to study art whenever possible, and she also teach painting and drawing classes and workshops. She loves to speak about art, share her experience and knowledge, and help students achieve greater success. 

In 2015 one of her paintings will be exhibited at the 148th Annual International Exhibition of the prestigious American Watercolor Society. She is a signature member of several professional associations, most notably the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the North East Watercolor Society, and the Southern Watercolor Society. Her work can be found in galleries in the mid-Atlantic and Southern states, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. You can see many of her paintings and learn more about her art and teaching by visiting her web site: .  

The exhibition by Alexis Lavine will be on display until Tuesday May 31st and is free and open to the public.  The Randolph Arts Guild is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 2pm. 

For more information please call the Randolph Arts Guild at 336-629-0399 or email for more information.  The Guild is located at 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203.