Alex Vidos is from and currently resides in Lafayette, Louisiana where she has been creating art for the last 10 years. Her paintings are inspired by the people, places, and music around her. She builds abstracted landscapes of different cultures where she’s lived from the marshes of Louisiana, the deserts of Mexico, and the tropical islands of the Philippines. With each piece, there is a connection to a song or album or artist. Anywhere from John Prine to Otis Redding to Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash. By connecting the colors of nature and the inspired sounds, Alex attempts to bring light to the room by creating an electric feel with color and form.
Who makes up your art circle?
I’ve been fortunate to have a vast amount of support and inspiration in my circle. From previous professors and mentors, everyone I’ve met through Basin Arts, friends and family in an out of the art scene. I’m a lucky one.
How do you expand your art circle?
I’ve somehow managed to become friends with all of the extroverted creatives in the community. In the beginning, I just had to show up, even when my little introverted self didn’t really want to. It was quite intimidating to get out of my car, walk into an event and meet new people, but after continuing to show up, year after year, it’s now refreshing and exciting to meet new people and hear of their ideas and the influences behind their work.
What value do you see in having a creative community?
There are so many things I still have to learn as an artist, and having a supportive arts community there for me when I have doubts or questions or ideas makes the process of becoming an artist crucial. It would also be incredibly boring without the work of all the other artists around me! 10/10 recommend.
How does your artistic approach contribute to your community?
I’m not sure how much my work brings to the community aside from my obnoxious color palette but I always try to be as supportive as I can to fellow creatives, artists don’t always see the value in their own work, and I think a kind word can go a long way.