Alexis Digart was born in Piraeus (Greece). In 1974 moved to Paris and began his studies at E.N.S.B.A. (Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux Arts). In 1979, he received his diploma in Architecture (Architecte D.P.L.G.). While studying architecture he also attended workshops in 'Arts Plastiques' (painting, sculpture) with teachers such as Carrade,Marchandour, Corbato and Dalla Valee. During his time as a student at E.N.S.B.A. (1974-1979) Alexis was also professionally engaged in painting (mainly watercolour paintings and pastel portraits), working at the Place du Tertre (Paris). His watercolour paintings and portraits from this period already belong to private collections across the world. The last years (2011-2016), with new tools provided by digital technology, Alexis Digart focuses again on his favorite themes (mostly landscapes) directly on the screen of the PC. He works mainly through his imagination or memory, using a variety of digital painting software.
ARTIST'S STATEMENT Every piece of my paintings is an original and unique work of art. These paintings are digitally painted by me using a variety of digital design and painting software and they are unique and not a reproduction or photo manipulation. I work mainly through my imagination or memory (abstractions - landscapes - seascapes - harbors - cityscapes of impressionist or expressionist style ) or sometimes I retouch digitally some of my old drawings, paintings and portraits (painted with traditional methods of painting ).