Original abstract watercolors and mixed media works

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Last updated on Nov 25, 2020

Original paintings and mixed media works by Alexandra Ackerman
Free shipping on all unframed paintings & 25% off selected works
Bring some color into your space!
Thanks for visiting :)



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About AlexandraAckerman

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Artist and mother

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1973, Alexandra Ackerman grew up drawing, cutting, and making things from a very young age. She first learned to paint with watercolors at the Waldorf School at age eight, and has continued her exploration until the present, maintaining a childlike freedom in her work. Alexandra earned a degree in painting and printmaking at Massachusetts College of Art, where she explored a variety of mediums, often incorporating fabric and found objects into her work. She was part of the Minneapolis art and music community for nearly a decade before moving to northern Wisconsin with her husband, where they had two children. Alexandra’s interest lies in the ethereal aspects of nature; her paintings contain many references to nature; leaves, roots, sun, rain- but are often abstract and playful. Through strong use of emotionally charged color and pattern she creates internal landscapes and strange worlds.

“I have nurtured a personal dialogue with Nature- an art form of its own- that has become a lifelong spiritual connection. My work is inspired not only by what see, but what I feel, hear, and touch in the natural environments of the places I’ve lived. I have found beauty and depth on the shores of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, wisdom in the soil of organic farms in New England, joy in the explosive flower gardens in Minnesota, and hope in the shoots of garlic coming up in my own back yard.”

Alexandra lives and works in Iowa City. She has painted commissions for individual collectors and public spaces and taught watercolor workshops. She also enjoys collaborating on art and music with her husband and kids. She has cards, originals, and prints for sale at Prairie Lights Bookstore in downtown Iowa City.,

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    Alexandra Ackerman was born in 1973 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She first learned to paint with watercolors at the Waldorf School, going on to attend The Art Institute of Chicago and Massachusetts College of Art. She lives and works in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Last updated on November 5, 2018
Welcome all! Thank you so much for your interest in my work. If you have any questions regarding my artistic process, or shipping and payment information please contact me. I have been an artist since I was old enough to hold a crayon, but business is a whole new subject, and am still getting the hang of it! I'm excited to be a part of Etsy. My goal is to keep my artwork affordable to the average person- because we all need art in our spaces and lives, and it's a joy for me to bring my cheerful spirit into your space.

All art listed is original and made in my downtown Iowa City studio. The watercolor paintings do require special care because they are vulnerable to fading, so please choose acid-free mat and backing, and frame with UV (or conservation) glass. Always hang watercolors out of direct sunlight.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I do my best to carefully pack and ship each item, however if an item arrives damaged I will do an exchange or refund.
I accept all major credit cards. Payments are made through Paypal in US dollars. Full payment is expected at the time of purchase.
Your item will ship USPS from the state of Iowa, USA, within 1-3 business days. Shipping charges include postage and handling fee.

USA- orders will ship first class or priority mail. Estimated delivery time 5-7 days.
I am happy to ship internationally. Please contact me and I will get a shipping cost before purchase. Estimated delivery time 2-4 weeks.

If you would like a gift sent directly to the giftee let me know.

If you would like insurance on an item let me know and I will upgrade the shipping.
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All artwork copyright 2018, Alexandra Ackerman. Sale of artwork does not transfer copyrights.