alexa de los reyes

The captivating reflections, refractions, and distortions caught in underwater photographs are the focus for this ongoing series of paintings. I photograph friends and family, including myself and my children, and I’m drawn to paint those images that reveal the otherworldly, blissful, and ominous experience of being underwater. I aim for a faithful rendering of the images, which are too fantastical to invent.

painting of woman underwater
painting by Alexa de los Reyes

Almas del Olmo, or "Souls of the Elm," are studies of a particular, majestic Camperdown Elm tree in Western Massachusetts on the campus of the Kripalu yoga retreat center.

camperdown elm painting
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