Two central and concurrent elements in Alexis Beringer's work are color and mark-making. Her practice as an artists spans over three decades, continuously evolving and building upon an embodied knowledge of painting and defining itself through a back and forth motion between figure and abstraction. She is interested in colour as an independent means of expressing form. A fluidity of mark making allow intervals of space across the picture plane. Alexis' imagery comes from seeing and sensing her environment, from the perception of landscape and place. She is interested in exploring the aura of place through colour while ’retaining the authentic original’ as described by Walter Benjamin. Working with linen surfaces and water media she is able to embrace the immediacy of painting while her oil on board works are saturated and rely on the materiality of paint.
Alexis has been exhibiting her work in group and solo show's across the west coast of Canada. Also a dedicated painting instructor for over 20 years at several art schools and art spaces on Vancouver Island, her practice as an artist is enhanced by her dedication to art education and the importance of art, design and imagination in everyday life. Her work is found in multiple private and permanent collections across Canada and the US.