Alex Tabet

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Alex Tabet

United States

Art has been a part of my life since I can remember. As a four year old toddler armed with a pencil, I “spooked” my mom by drawing Donald Duck with such accuracy. I don’t remember this of course, but she swears by it. Fueled by the joy it brought me, I taught myself how to draw and strived for perfection throughout my childhood. Eventually other life focuses pulled me away from creating art, and I didn’t draw again for ten years.  At the end of 2018, however, I discovered some really incredible realism artists on Instagram. Their work was so inspiring that I was incentivized to post an old drawing of mine. It immediately drew attention, and within minutes I had my very first commission. My passion to create was awoken after a decade of dormancy. Many sleepless nights passed for I was unable to leave my drafting board. However, drawing was no longer enough for me. I wanted to learn how to paint in oils. Never having painted before, I began studying at the Atelier of Fine Art, an ARC approved atelier in Los Angeles. I was so new to painting that I didn’t even know what a hog bristle was. Soon enough, with a lot of dedication and hard work, I began progressing very rapidly. It’s been a year and a half now since I made my first oil painting, and I’m very excited to start showing my work to a wider audience. 

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