Alexis Long is a internationally renowned illustrator who explores and magnifies various subjects of African American pop culture. Her signature technique features bold lines and saturated palettes. Alexis currently works with some of the most prestigious designers and luxury brands around the world, some of her most notable work has been featured with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first black greek-lettered sorority.
Credited Influencers: William Tolliver, Any Warhol, Gianni Versace, Dapper Dan, and ancient Egyptian and Greek art.
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Alexis Long first desires to create art came about from her admiration of couture fashion in magazines and Victorian-style architecture while growing up in the historic district Savannah, GA. Absorbing the essence of this, Alexis often drew and imagined herself as a world-wide art mogul, "playing" CEO of her own empire. Using her bed as a pretend conference table, running board meetings at 8 years old came as natural to Alexis as beautiful brush strokes.
In her early teen years, Alexis studied art under her father, Alexander Watson, Sr. and the late William Tolliver, who was also a world renowned painter. Soon her creative energy began to manifest itself on canvas and at 16 years old Alexis created her vision for "Project Windows", a piece inspired by artist Nasir Jones's song with the same title. This piece won her the U.S. Congressional Art Award, it was her very first time submitting one of her visions for the world to see.
Her next decade of creation would be dedicated to both arts and business after completing her studies of Fine Arts and Business Administration at Georgia State University in 2006.
Today, Alexis resides in north Atlanta, GA along with her husband and two children. Alexis is also apart of several Fine Art Associations and active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.