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Alexandra Novak Foster

Alex is a graduate of Ithaca College B.A. 2011, and Quinnipiac University MAT 2013. Alex received her certification as an Arts Integration Specialist in 2021. Alex is a professor of Education at Quinnipiac University, and is the Education Manager at Arts for Learning CT. Alex has been painting custom portraits of loved ones, loved places, and loved items for over a decade. Alex currently resides in New Haven with her husband Van, cockatiel Jimmy and their many plants. Alex's family has owned 14 Pearl Street in New Haven for nearly 100 years. Since the beginning, various family members have lived in the apartments there including Alex's great Grandmother, Father, and Alex and Van after they got married. The home is located near the church where 3 generations of her family have been married. Alex's commissions feature people, pets, places, and objects that hold special significance to her clients. Many of the works have a unique take, and are often compiled of several ideas. Alex works with the client to create the perfect unique and personal artwork. Alex's own artwork is an eclectic mix of medium, mostly taking the forms of drawings, paintings, mixed media, and collage. During the early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic Alex began making jewelry out of upcycled items, wood, and faux leather in order to raise money for The Bail Project. 15% of the profits from the jewelry are donated to The Bail Project.