Alex Hillkurtz was born in England and grew up in California, where he was an award-winning film student at Chapman University. He first established himself as a successful illustrator and storyboard artist in Hollywood, collaborating with many of the film industry’s leading directors and cinematographers.
Currently living in Paris, Alex has turned his focus to a career as a watercolor artist, and enjoys discovering the aspects of the city that sketching and painting uniquely allow. Alex uses the language of cinema to inform his images, moving beyond what is most obvious, and focusing the viewer’s eye on what he wants them to see.
Alex is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society (USA), an associate member of the California Watercolor Association, as well as a member of French Plein Air Painters, and USK Paris.
Alex’s works have been exhibited in solo and group shows in Europe, the United States, and Russia. He conducts regular workshops and masterclasses on watercolor painting and sketching, teaching students of all levels and backgrounds how to infuse their paintings with a marvelous sense of life.
What do I love about Borciani e Bornazzi?:
I love Borciani e Bonazzi brushes for their gorgeous design and quality. Holding these brushes in my hand I feel a real tradition of craftsmanship and care. They absolutely invite creativity!