Alex Jepson designs and hand carves different types of wood, shaping unique, puzzle-like pieces that come together as incredible pieces of art. His subjects include iconic Canadian landscapes, animals, and creative interpretations of some of his favourite artists’ favourite subjects, such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Sunflowers.
Luckily for his fans, he shares lots of behind-the-scenes and work-in-progress photos and videos of his work.
Alex says that hand cutting and carving his pieces using high quality wood from local businesses, and then showcasing them in handmade frames, creates a deeply personal and unique piece of artwork.
On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Alex about the creative spark that started his exploration of creativity and artmaking, what drew him to using wood as a creative medium, where he finds inspiration for the subject matter he tackles, the way his design style has developed over time, and how surrounding himself with art made by four generations of family members fuels his creative energy.
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People who inspire Alex:
Faith Montgomery (@woodensense), Dan Nguyen aka Nuge (@nugeandwood), Daniel Popper (@danielpopper), Vincent Van Gogh, Lawren Harris.
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