Alessandra Desole

Alessandra Desole

Artist Statement

I draw my inspiration from the profound beauty of the people and diverse cultures I encounter on my travels through Africa, Europe and the Far East. I create a powerful synergy of realism and an intense atmosphere rich in expressive moods in my work. My paintings are oil on canvas created using clear bold colours. My love for portraits and figurative work is evident when looking at my work.


Alessandra is artist based in both South Africa and Cyprus. Born on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia of British and Italian parents, she moved to South Africa as a teenager and immediately fell in love with its open spaces,diversity and vibrancy. Alessandra has been involved in the world of art since a young age. After graduating in Theatre Arts and Crafts in Pretoria she worked in many different fields including designing sets,puppets and props for theatre and television for over 18 years.

Selected Exhibitions:

Provoke! - Group exhibition, A.V.A. (Association for Visual Arts ) - Cape Town
Art Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Energy and Motion, a Group exhibition at 3rd I Gallery – Cape Town
Who are they really? Group exhibition at 38 Special Gallery - Cape Town
Face In Cape Town – Group exhibition at Castle Of Good Hope – Cape Town

A Season of progress – Group Exhibition at GoodHopeArt Studios  _ Cape Town
Celebrations of Love -  Group exhibition at Artscape – Cape Town

Afroasia - Solo exhibition, Discovery Bay Hong Kong