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Alex Tolstoy
Mclean, VA

About the Artist

Watercolor has become an obsession with influences and inspirations such as classic master artists as J.M.W. Turner, Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Homer, and more. Contemporary masters who are much admired include Thomas Schaller, Roger Whitlock,John Lovett, Joseph Zbukvic, and others. The list could be long, indeed, as there is so much talent out there.

Alex was born in New York City but grew up in DC. She was a research scientist (mathematician, actually) for over 40 years (specializing in Ocean Acoustics over the past 30 plus years). Her art does not seem to reflect thi…

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About the Artist

Watercolor has become an obsession with influences and inspirations such as classic master artists as J.M.W. Turner, Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Homer, and more. Contemporary masters who are much admired include Thomas Schaller, Roger Whitlock,John Lovett, Joseph Zbukvic, and others. The list could be long, indeed, as there is so much talent out there.

Alex was born in New York City but grew up in DC. She was a research scientist (mathematician, actually) for over 40 years (specializing in Ocean Acoustics over the past 30 plus years). Her art does not seem to reflect this past life at all. Perhaps a good thing…

Alex is an award winning watercolorist and a member of the McLean Project of the Arts (MPA), the McLean Art Society (MAS), the American Watercolor Society (AWC), the Yellow Barn Studio, the Art League of Alexandria, the Washington Project of the Arts (WPA), and the Maryland Federation of Art Society (MFA). She has been a member of the Foundry Gallery of DC since Dec 2013 and was named “Artist of the Week” on the MFA blog for the week of May 12-16, 2014.

Alex is married to photographer Ron Colbroth who is a constant source of enthusiasm, creativity, and encouragement.

Alex’s work can be seen at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC, at the US embassy in Bridgetown, Barbardos, is in private collections and can be seen regularly at the Torpedo Factory (Alexandria Art League), and at the Circle Gallery (Annapolis, MD).

See also the five books of images (now also available as ebooks) by A. Tolstoy on www.blurb.com:
’Scapes
Olio
Mostly Landscapes 2
Mostly Landscapes
Abstract Art

Works can also be seen on:
www.atolstoyart.com
www.mdfedart.com
www.theartleague.org/content/bin_gallery.com
www.turningart.com
www.wpadc.org
www.saatchiart.com
www.artavita.com
www.artfinder.com
www.barebrush.com
www.global-art-exchange.com
www.healing-power-of-art.org
www.articho.com

Artist’s Work

Sunfloers
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Sunflowers

By Alex Tolstoy

City buildings
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City Buildings

By Alex Tolstoy

Tropical beach 2
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Tropical Beach

By Alex Tolstoy

Four rosebuds
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Four Rosebuds

By Alex Tolstoy

The dome
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The Dome

By Alex Tolstoy

Dc capitol
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DC Capitol

By Alex Tolstoy

Fearless 3
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Fearless

By Alex Tolstoy

Funnel of leaves
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Funnel of Leaves

By Alex Tolstoy

Irises
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Irises

By Alex Tolstoy

Blue flower 2
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Blue Flower

By Alex Tolstoy

Bananas
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Bananas

By Alex Tolstoy

Abstract in blue
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Abstract in Blue

By Alex Tolstoy

Crushed
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Crushed

By Alex Tolstoy

Heleconia in the black 3
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Heleconia in the Black

By Alex Tolstoy

Daisy 2
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Daisy

By Alex Tolstoy

Dc monument
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DC Monument

By Alex Tolstoy

Moon and trees14
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Moon and Trees

By Alex Tolstoy

Pagoda
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Pagoda

By Alex Tolstoy

Foster garden
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Foster garden, Honolulu

By Alex Tolstoy

Edge
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Edge

By Alex Tolstoy

Bareback
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Bareback

By Alex Tolstoy

Two palms
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Two Palms

By Alex Tolstoy

Fence with red
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Fence with Red

By Alex Tolstoy

Orchid and leaf
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Orchid and Leaf

By Alex Tolstoy

Straming
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Streaming

By Alex Tolstoy

The cove 3
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The Cove

By Alex Tolstoy

Italian farmhouse
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Italian Farmhouse

By Alex Tolstoy

Crushed 2
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Crushed

By Alex Tolstoy

Chasing the wind
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Chasing the Wind

By Alex Tolstoy

Church on the road
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Church on the Road

By Alex Tolstoy

Scenic in blue v
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Scenic in Blue (V)

By Alex Tolstoy

Stone house
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Stone House

By Alex Tolstoy

Fence by the water
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Fence by the Water

By Alex Tolstoy

Balls
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Balls

By Alex Tolstoy

Flamingo 5
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Flamingo

By Alex Tolstoy

The glow
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The Glow

By Alex Tolstoy

Big moon over lincoln
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Big Moon over Lincoln

By Alex Tolstoy

Press and Accolades

  • Elan magazine,
    October 2016
  • Home and Design magazine
    July/August 2015