• Olivia Alexander

Synesthesia - Painting Colour in Music.


Above: Colour Melodies 1


A New Series

I’ve been exploring the emotional impact of music on the senses and how it can influence and inspire the creation of intuitive Abstract Expressionistic paintings.


I’ve found a new sense of freedom in my work!


Above: Colour Melodies 2


While I’m not gifted with Synesthesia (the ability to see music or sounds as colours) I‘m working on developing my sensitivity to see music in an intuitive way and translate that on to canvas.

After all, when a person loses their sight, their hearing becomes far more acute. In fact all of their senses become heightened.


So, why not develop the connections between audio and visual senses?


I feel like I’m on the threshold and I’m open to exploring this further and sharing it with you, my readers and fellow art lovers.


Spending time listening to music (I use wireless headphones so I’m not distracted by other noises) and taking note of what colours and images come into my mind is an enjoyable experience.


I’m enjoying this process and the freedom I’m finding so much that I’ve integrated it and some other techniques and ideas into a new workshop.


‘Creating Intuitive Abstract Expressionism to Music’ - finding freedom to create with joy!


I hope to run this workshop in July on the Gold Coast and then develop it into an online e-course.

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Ciao for now,

LIV. X


#abstractexpressionism #artworkshops #intuitive


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7th Showcase Winner,
Mixed Media, 2016
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International Competition
2nd Place Winner Aug 2010

Studio Atelier|  Gold Coast, QLD  Australia|

Mob: +61(0)411 197 254 |Em: olivia@oliviaalexanderart.com