Angela Alexander Art Contemporary Dog & Cat Art


With all the snow and cold weather we've been getting recently, I wanted to give everyone a heads up that NorhtLight Studio hours may vary during the winter months. Please feel free to call ahead and make sure we're open before stopping by. And remember, I am ALWAYS available by appointment! 

Give me a call at 828.273.4494. I'll fit you in.



While I'm ready for all the winter weather to let up, being snowed in has given me an opportunity to do a lot of painting from home. The top piece, “Keeper of the Night,” is my first owl painting in my new style. I really enjoyed playing with the sense of movement in the birds wings. It has also proven to be quite popular! It sold before I had even finished it, but there are metal and paper prints available online. The little Boston Terrier underneath him is similarly titled, "Keeper of my Peeps," and the the piglet beside him I call "Swine Time to Meet You." It's important to me that I keep my work fresh for all my collectors and galleries, so having this time has been a real treat.

Of course, I've also steadily been working my way through my long list of commissions. Below is my most recent pet portrait of Scooter the Bull Terrier. Her portrait is also available for sale through my website under the title "Strike a Pose."



So often when people buy my artwork they tell me it's because the subject reminds them of they're own furry friend. I love hearing about their pet's unique personalities, and what in my paintings is reminiscent of their animals. So needless to say, it's always a treat when my clients send me pictures of my paintings in their new homes beside their pet look-a-likes. Here are a few from the holiday season. On the left, lounging beneath "I Don't Know How that Happened" and "Again...?," are Annabel and Axel. In the middle is Chai next to "For Real," and on the right, beaming at the camera, is Angel with "You Make Me Smile."  Thank you all for sharing these pictures with me. They inspire me and make me smile. 


For any of you traveling to Asheville from out of town, I highly recommend checking out the Aloft Hotel for lodging. Aloft is a pet friendly hotel with an amazing mission. They partner with Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue to foster dogs available for adoption. They have a large designated area in their upstairs lobby, so that guests can meet the current dog available for adoption. To date Aloft has helped find homes for 97 dogs! I also offer a selection of originals and metal prints for sale in their lobby. Anytime one of my pieces sells from the Aloft, I donate 10 percent to the Asheville Humane Society. So if you happen to be visiting or just downtown for the weekend consider stopping in Aloft to meet their current rescue dog.