Happy Accidents by Lex
Accidents by Lex
My name is Alexis "Lex" Rivera. I am a Puerto Rican self-taught artist and owner of Happy Accidents by Lex. I grew up in a suburb of Chicago and I now live and work in Milwaukee, WI. My inspiration for pursuing my passion for art comes from my supportive family and my love for nature. I learned the alla prima direct painting technique from the world renowned artist Bob Ross while watching his "Joy of Painting" series. I now create Ross-style oil landscape paintings on canvas. Happy Accidents by Lex is a homage to my teacher Bob Ross's motto, "There are no mistakes, just happy accidents." I am also a Wildlife Rehabilitator (like Bob Ross was!) and I spend my weekdays taking care of sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals. I paint in my free time using my paint brushes as an outlet and a form of self care. With my work I hope to instill in others a sense of awe in the natural world and an appreciation of the earth's many wonders.