Some of my earliest memories are of me drawing at the dining room table, and eating the finest homemade tortillas around. I was born and raised in Northern Colorado by my grandparents, who I refer to as mom and dad. They took my sister and me in when I was three years old. I attribute my past, present, and future successes to these two amazing individuals who showed me the value of hard work and sacrifice. I firmly believe that my skillset in art wasn’t a gift, but rather a byproduct of practice and determination. I am 31 years old, and have been practicing art since I was three. 28 years of practice has gotten me far, but I will forever remain a student to the discipline of visual art.
Oldschoolalex.com joined the internet in 2011 offering a wide range of services including commissioned art, logo design, leather work, wood crafting, printmaking, and public art. My love for art quickly evolved into a job, and less of a lifestyle. I found myself prisoner to money by accepting every request that was thrown my way. My passion for art quickly began to diminish; an unintended consequence of a system that I created. I had to make a change. Like my homie Andy Warhol said, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
I’ve since narrowed my focus to traditional printmaking and fine art. My days now consist of creating works of art using traditional and contemporary methods – while sipping whiskey or craft coffee, and expanding my mind by listening to the podcasts of extraordinary gentlemen like Joe Rogan, Jocko Willink, and Tim Ferriss.
My passion for art has returned, and its here to show the world the old school ways.