• 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.
    • Biography

      • 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:

        2008
        Provoke! - Group exhibition, A.V.A. (Association for Visual Arts ) - Cape Town
        Art Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

        2007
        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

        2006
        A Season of progress – Group Exhibition at GoodHopeArt Studios  _ Cape Town
        Celebrations of Love -  Group exhibition at Artscape – Cape Town

        2004
        Afroasia - Solo exhibition, Discovery Bay Hong Kong



  • A Moment Of Rest - Painting by Alessandra Desole ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    A Moment Of Rest
    Painting / 51 x 30 cm
    $360
  • Nude Study II - Drawing by Alessandra Desole ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Nude Study II
    Drawing / 59 x 99 cm
    $500
  • Nude Study I - Drawing by Alessandra Desole ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Nude Study I
    Drawing / 67 x 116 cm
    $500
  • Eyes Bright And Clear - Drawing by Alessandra Desole ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Eyes Bright And Clear
    Drawing / 122 x 87 cm
    $500
  • Student Days - Small Oil Portrait by Alessandra Desole ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Student Days
    Small Oil Portrait / 20 x 30 cm
    $330
  • Tiny Places - Small Oil Portrait by Alessandra Desole ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Tiny Places
    Small Oil Portrait / 30 x 26 cm
    $330
  • Let It Shine - Small Oil Portrait by Alessandra Desole ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Let It Shine
    Small Oil Portrait / 26 x 25 cm
    $330
  • The Future Went By II - Drawing by Alessandra Desole ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    The Future Went By II
    Drawing / 117 x 87 cm
    $500
  • Bound But Not Broken - Drawing by Alessandra Desole ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Bound But Not Broken
    Drawing / 90 x 122 cm
    $500
  • The Future Went By - Small Oil Portrait by Alessandra Desole ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    The Future Went By
    Small Oil Portrait / 20 x 30 cm
    $330
  • Bring Me Roses - Oil Painting by Alessandra Desole ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Bring Me Roses
    Oil Painting / 25 x 50 cm
    $360
  • The King In Yourself - Drawing by Alessandra Desole ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    The King In Yourself
    Drawing / 70 x 120 cm
    $500
  • Silent Stare - Oil Painting by Alessandra Desole
    ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Silent Stare
    Oil Painting / 25 x 35 cm
  • Love and Hope Cannot Be Hidden - Oil Painting by Alessandra Desole
    ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Love and Hope Cannot Be Hidden
    Oil Painting / 30 x 25 cm
  • Yesterday & Today Are Forever Entwined - Drawing by Alessandra Desole
    ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Yesterday & Today Are Forever Entwined
    Drawing / 70 x 120 cm
  • Tell Me Your Dreams - Drawing by Alessandra Desole
    ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Tell Me Your Dreams
    Drawing / 70 x 120 cm
  • A Moment Without End - Oil Painting by Alessandra Desole
    ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    A Moment Without End
    Oil Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • She Avoids The Darkness - Oil Painting by Alessandra Desole
    ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    She Avoids The Darkness
    Oil Painting / 28 x 35 cm
  • Bad Habits Die Hard - Oil Painting by Alessandra Desole
    ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Bad Habits Die Hard
    Oil Painting / 25 x 30 cm
  • Nothing But Pawns - Oil Painting by Alessandra Desole
    ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Nothing But Pawns
    Oil Painting / 20 x 30 cm
  • Heaven's Messenger - Drawing by Alessandra Desole
    ALESSANDRA DESOLE
    Heaven's Messenger
    Drawing / 90 x 120 cm