Alex Hillkurtz was born in England and grew up in California, where he was an award-winning film student at Chapman University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production, he established himself as a successful illustrator and storyboard artist in Hollywood, collaborating with many of the film industry’s leading directors and cinematographers. Currently living in Paris, Alex has turned his focus to a career as a watercolor artist. He enjoys discovering the aspects of the city that sketching and painting uniquely allow. Alex uses the language of cinema to inform his images, moving beyond what is most obvious, and focusing the viewer’s eye on what he wants them to see.
Alex’s works have been exhibited in solo and group shows in Europe, the United States, and Russia. Alex is a Signature Member the National Watercolor Society (USA), an associate member of the California Watercolor Association, a member of French Plein Air Painters, and USK Paris.