Colorful Paintings and Art Merchandise

Chicago, Illinois 40 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Colorful Paintings and Art Merchandise

Chicago, Illinois | 40 Sales

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Alejandra Addison

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Alejandra Addison


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About aaddisonART

Sales 40
On Etsy since 2015

You're never fully dressed without a smile :-)

How did this shop happen?

Alejandra has dabbled in most fine art forms that can be done with one's hands, or performed with one's body. After one year of studying art in college in 2003, the price of tuition caught up to her and Alejandra got a Finance degree at a State school instead, for practicality reasons (Don't judge me! :-P). Alejandra worked for the government at a desk, crunching numbers for 8 years, and when a CRAZY chance arose to move across the country, and start over, she took it. One of Alejandra's favorite quotes from the Cheshire cat is "If you do not know where you are going, then any road will take you there." It's safe to say, that she had no idea where she was going, But she got there.
Through unfathomable amounts of hard work, literal blood sweat and tears, and a solid helping of rainbow sprinkles and miracles, Alejandra opened an art studio in Chicago 2013. The rest is a fast moving, colorful, glitter-splattered AWESOME blur.
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What does "A.Addison" mean?

Alejandra is the "A", and "Addison" was her best friend and soul mate, who traveled the country with her, and stayed up until 3am having painting marathons, and loved to dance to Ke$ha with no pants on. A beautiful black lab, who died of cancer 3 days before Christmas in 2015. This etsy shop was opened with the name A. Addison before Addi passed. A beloved source of love and smiles, Addison's name will always be Alejandra's art alias.
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Does Alejandra really bleed glitter?

Of course.
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What typed of art can I expect to find in A.Addison's etsy shop?

If you can paint it, carve it, mold it, dance it, or EAT it, Alejandra has probably tried it, and is in love with it.
But, for the sake of keeping things simple, the shop is filled with mostly painted creations, and reproductions of her own artwork. She LOVES custom art requests. "The weirder, the better". So, throw a booger at her and see if it sticks, or is that not how the saying goes? Descriptions of custom pieces have accurate descriptions of production times. While some times may seem long, Alejandra leaves time for brain freezes and life. Pieces are often finished sooner than the estimated production time.

Most of her original artwork is very colorful, surrealist or pop-surrealist. She incorporates plenty of girl-power and she-boss imagery in her pieces, in the hopes of empowering and promoting a culture of women taking charge of their lives and their destiny. A lot of traditional Mexican art themes are present in her work, as well, from sugar skulls to sacred hearts. All custom pieces WILL vary.

You're never fully dressed without a smile :-)

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  • Alejandra Addison


    Alejandra is the last known living Unicorn, and dances to the beat of her own drum. She loves bacon, Metallica, and outer space. If cut, she bleeds glitter. Her style is always colorful, and rarely "normal".

Production partners

  • Print Lab

    Chicago, IL

    Print Lab is where the giclée was printed.

  • Society6

    United States

    My original images are printed onto fabric, and sewn by Society6.

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Last updated on Feb 10, 2017
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