Alejandra Gos was born and raised in Argentina. Involved in art projects as a child, she was drawing and coloring realistic human figures at the age of 5. She also studied music for 6 years while attending high school. Art has always had an important place in her life.
She moved to the US at the age of 24 after graduating with a Computer Science and Math major. Since then she has been working as a full time engineer in the Seattle area. Introduced to pastels by her mom when she was a teenager, they became her preferred medium to work with.
In 2010, she rediscovered art as a way to treat her depression. Since then, she has dedicated considerable amount of time to painting the landscape and nature in pastel. Light, contrast and vibrant colors are the focus of her work.
She has attended workshops with Richard McKinley, Marla Baggetta, Janet Hamilton, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Barbara Jaenicke and Desmond O'hagan. "Continuous education from artists I admire has impacted my work enormously and at a fast pace. I can see a lot of improvement and I am eager to learn more. Art is an endless learning path and that keeps me motivated".
She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, and member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, Northwest Pastel Society, Plein Air Washington Artists and the Pastel Society of Colorado.
Her pieces sell online and at art galleries in Edmonds and Anacortes. She is excited to continue building relationships with other artists and be part of this wonderful community. She loves the mountains and scenic views that surrounds us in Washington state. They are her constant source of inspiration.
Exhibitions and Awards
2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition - 3rd place. Juror: Margi Lucena.
2017 Southwest Art Magazine "Artistic Excellence".
2017 Pastel Society of Colorado "Illuminated" show. Juror: Jacob Aguiar.
2017 Honorable Mention. Category "Landscape and interior". Pastel 100 competition.
2017 Artist's Magazine 34th Annual Competition- Finalist.
2017 Pastels USA 31st Annual International Open Exhibition. Juror: Jen Evenhus, Tom Christopher, Gil Dellinger.
2017 UART 2017 Online Pastel Competition. Juror: Richard McKinley.
2017 "Little Gems" Plein Air Washington Artists. Juror: Lois Griffel.
2017 Northwest Pastel Society International Open Exhibit. Juror: Jacob Aguiar.
2017 Pastel Society of the West Coast Online Membership show. Juror: Nancy MacDonald.
2017 IAPS 30th Juried Exhibition 2017 Convention Show. Jurors: Tony Allain, Tom Christopher and Diane Rappisi.
2016 Northwest Pastel Society Small Works - Best of Show.
2016 Northwest Pastel Society International Open Exhibit. Juror: Richard McKinley.
2016 Artist's Magazine 33rd Annual Competition- Finalist.
2015 Peninsula Art League- Annual Open Juried Show. Juror: Dawn Emerson.
Mike Wise: "Rugged and Wild Landscapes", October 2017, Cole Gallery.
Amanda Houston: "Orchestrating Great Compositions in Pastel", October 2017, Cole Gallery.
Lyn Asselta: "Expressive Landscape", August 2017, Winslow Art Center.
Desmond O'hagan: "Capture Light: Interpret Values and Shapes" August 2017 - Northwest Pastel Society.
Jacob Aguiar: May 2017- Northwest Pastel Society.
Richard McKinley: "Plein-air and next level mentoring" August 2016.
Barbara Benedetti-Newton: "Loose not Labored" May 2016 - Northwest Pastel Society.
Barbara Jaenicke: "The Poetic Landscape in Pastel" March 2016
Liz Haywood-Sullivan: "Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel" October 2015
Marla Baggetta: "Painting Trees, Skies and Water" September 2015
Marla Baggetta: "Color Confidence" - April 2015
Marla Baggetta: "Loosening up intensive" - May 2013