A native of Chicago, Alex Bauwens (b. 1988) has been committed to art and animals for as long as she can remember. Her artistic training began at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Palette and Chisel Club, and the American Academy of Art. At Vitruvian Fine Art Studio, she studied under David Jamieson and Melinda Whitmore, then apprenticed with Scott Tallman Powers. Now based in Scottsdale, Bauwens draws inspiration there from daily life, film, literature, her own vivid imagination, and the barns where she spends time with her beloved animals.