I've loved drawing since I was a wee lad. I have memories that stretch back as far as I can remember - sitting with a pencil and paper, doodling something. I have been very fortunate throughout my life in regards to my art. I have loving parents who always encouraged and supported my desire to be an artist. This is something that I think directly contributed to a more serious pursuit of it later in my life.
I received a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art, with an emphasis in Drawing, in 2009 from Kansas State University. During the years I was in school, I also studied art at institutions in Anchorage Alaska, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Prague. In this aspect of my life, I have been fortunate as well - studying under many different teachers/professors/artists in different parts of the world.
I lived in Kansas City Missouri and Lawrence Kansas for a couple years after college. I would participate in local art exhibits in galleries and at coffee shops and frame shops and restaurants and online competitions - anything I could get in to. I would sell a painting here and a drawing there. I also worked full time at an art gallery/custom frame shop. It was fun.
In 2011 I moved to San Francisco to be with my woman, and to attend The Academy of Art University for my Masters in Painting. I lasted until halfway through the second semester, when I decided to drop out. Sometimes I wonder what direction my art would've gone in if I had stuck with the program. In terms of academical techniques I learned probably just as much, if not more, during the months I was at that school, then I did in my entire Undergrad. There were so many things about all of it that I couldn't get on board with, though...so, I decided to save myself $100,000.00 in student loans, take what I learned, and peace out.
That was circa 2012, and I had just won an online poster design contest for Electric Forest. I had been involved in 'the scene' for a few years at this point; having gone to countless shows and many festivals. However, it wasn't until I made that poster that I started going by a different moniker. The contest called for a username, so I decided to create an abbreviated conglomeration of my first and middle names : A(Lex)ander (New)ton (Tho)mas. The birth of Lex Newtho.
It's been a wild ride these last few years. Those of you who have watched it all unfold know what I'm talking about. I personally would not want to have had it any other way. Not only have I been fortunate enough to have been able to live a life that allows me to continue my pursuit of art - uninterruptedly - but I have been fortunate enough to have been able to do that alongside a family of friends and likeminded peers. It's been my pleasure getting to know as many people as possible, after having reached them somehow with some piece of my art. I genuinely feel that I live a blessed life, and I can't thank everyone involved in it enough. I love you all.
It is my mission to create and spread as much love through my art as I can in this life. I believe it's important for so many reasons. This is the place, the headquarters, the motherboard, the epicenter. Please check in periodically for new stuff. You can also stay in touch by liking my artist page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lexnewthoart) and watching for posts on my personal Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/alex.nt.hull)
Everything is shipped through USPS, and every order comes with an emailed tracking number so you know where your stuff is at all times. I handle all the shipping and everything myself, so please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Facebook (Lex Newtho Hull) and (Lex Newtho Art). If you ever have any questions or concerns, I'm here to help!!