Watercolorist | Oil painter
Alexis Long, The Greek Painter is known from her unique African-American art experience through an array of limited art releases. All made from her handwork, created and published from her studio in Atlanta, GA.
Alexis captured with her line sisters in artwork, 2017
"Le Spirit of Boule" Atlanta, GA 2016
Alexis honors South Atlantic Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., 2018
More about The Artist
Alexis Long was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1982. Her first desires to draw came about at the age of 5 when her aunt Juliet, who was a designer for Harper's Baazar Magazine in New York City, would visit and give her fashion sketches and magazines. Absorbing the essence of this, Alexis began to draw and imagine herself as a designer; she would put together and draw outfits for her mom and her friends. At night, Alexis would even use her bed as a "pretend" design table, drawing on anything she could find, sometimes even the wall.
In 1989, Alexis and her family relocated to Atlanta, GA , where she began to study art under her father, Alexander. Her dad was also good friends with the artist William Tolliver (1951-2000). William and her dad would give her canvases, brushes, and oil paints to create with. Soon after her creative energy would began to manifest even more, and at the age of 13, Alexis created her first major piece "Project Windows", which later would win the U.S. Congressional Art Award in 2001 during her senior year at Lithonia High School.
Over the next two decades, her 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. In 2015 Alexis launched her first online store www.thegreekpainter.com and has published and sold over 10,000 pieces of art to date.
Alexis and her Father Alexander, 2018
Today Alexis still resides in Atlanta, GA along with her husband and family. Alexis is apart of several Fine Art Associations and is active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Alexis with her husband Lamar and daughter Justice, 2019