Alex Beard

Alex Beard is a painter and author who has emerged as one of his generation’s most creative and successful artists. His artwork hangs in public and private collections around the world. He studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and participated in the New York Studio School’s Drawing Marathon.  His first solo exhibition was in SoHo during his early twenties.  Since then, he has had significant one-man shows in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and in cities as far as Hong Kong.

Beard’s extensive travels, and his desire to visit the world’s most untouched and often remote wildernesses, have taken him on extended journeys through Africa, India, Australia, the Americas, and Asia. The Watering Hole Foundation is a public charity created by Alex in 2012 to help save endangered wildlife and the environments in which they live.  

Beard’s New Orleans studio is in the heart of the Art’s District on Julia Street. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, two children, two dogs, one cat, and a mess of other critters in the Garden District. 



Brush With Nature: Abstract Naturalism and the Painting of Life