Alethea Eriksson is a contemporary Swiss fine artist with South African roots. Her evocative mixed media works are abstract.
The artist grew up in South Africa where she studied art. She immigrated to Switzerland in 1986, where she still lives. After giving up fulltime employment in 2012, Alethea has dedicated her time to painting. Intensive training at the Zurich School of Art & Design combined with regular painting classes and intensive workshops with well-known local and international artists provided the basis of her development. She worked initially only in acrylic, but after doing courses with Rebecca Crowell and Janice Mason Steeves, she also paints in oil and cold wax. In 2020 she did Art2Life CVP with Nicolas Wilton.
Alethea has exhibited in various places in Switzerland and has work in collections world-wide.
"My mostly abstract works are inspired by what I experience as beauty in nature. The hills where I live and the nature I encounter on trips are the backdrop, but the paintings themselves are a distillation of memory, emotion, an intuitive creative process and serendipity."