Alexandra Lefort. Digital and traditional artist
An avid traveler, Alexandra Lefort has lived in in France, Scotland, Switzerland and the USA, and has now made her home in Vancouver, B.C. Passionate about exploration, she completed a PhD in planetary sciences at the University of Bern, Switzerland, focusing her academic research on the investigations of Martian water, with a particular interest for the question of habitability and extraterrestrial life. This interest in the origin and development of life also translates into artistic representation of terrestrial lifeforms and environments. A self-taught artist, her favorite media are photography, with a portfolio which includes wildlife portraits, macro photographies, and landscapes, traditional drawing and painting, including graphite, pastels, acrylics, and digital art. She thrives at reproducing details and approach photographic realism in her artwork while conveying the mood and atmosphere of natural environments. She has designed several coins for the Royal Canadian Mint and has collaborated with paleoartist Julius Csotonyi on realistic depictions of prehistoric wildlife, including a mural for the 2015-2018 exhibit “Ice age bison discovery: our frozen past and thawing future” at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, a, collaborative paintings in the 2014 art book “The paleoart of Julius Csotonyi”, the Sterling Publishing book “Why Did T. rex Have Short Arms?: And Other Questions about Dinosaurs”, by Melissa Stewart, the Cider Mill Press book “Discovering Sharks”, by Donna Parham. Passionate about conservation, she hopes to help raise awareness and funds for conservation issues via the creation and sale of artwork focusing on endangered species.
Photo by Julius Csotonyi