alex tolstoy

Alex is primarily a watercolourist.

Dr. Tolstoy was born in New York City but grew up in DC. and was a research scientist (mathematician, actually) for over 40 years (specializing in Ocean Acoustics over the past 30 plus years). Now venturing from seawater to fresh water.

Alex is an award-winning watercolorist and a member of the McLean Project of the Arts (MPA), the Art League of Alexandria, the Maryland Federation of Art (MFA), the Yellow Barn Studio, the McLean Art Society (MAS), the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), the Potomac Valley Watercolorists (PVW), and the American Watercolor Society (AWS). She was also a member of the Foundry Gallery from 2013 until 2015. Alex is married to photographer Ron Colbroth.

Her work is in private collections, published in books and magazines, on numerous websites, and has been exhibited at: the McLean Project of the Arts (all galleries, VA), the Torpedo Factory (Alexandria Art League galleries, VA), the Circle Gallery (Annapolis, MD), the Annapolis Maritime Museum, the Capital Hill Art League (DC), Hill Center and Gallery (DC), Foundry Gallery (DC), the Athenaeum (VA), the Yellow Barn gallery (MD), City Hall (Alex. VA), the Nat. Assoc. Women Artists (New York City), and the University of MD.
Honors and Distinctions:

2016 2 paintings selected for US embassy in Barbados
2016 Article in Elan magazine Fall issue
2016 Juror’s Choice from MFA at the Circle gallery (May, juror: C. Moll)
2016 Honorable Mention for Art League exhibit (Mar, juror: Z. Wallace)
2016 Honorable Mention from CHAL “Appetite for Art” (Mar, jurors: D.E. MacWilliams & S. Cheung)
2015 MPA/MAS ramp show second place: (Nov 21 – Dec 23, juror: C. Krupinski)
2015 Article “Fluid Dynamics” in GW Alumni News Magazine (by M. Wecker)
2015 Juror’s Choice from MFA at the Circle gallery (Sep, juror: C. Cash)
2015 Certificate of Excellence, Artavita 16th competition (see pgs. 28-29)
2015 Honorable Mention for Art League exhibit (Sep, juror: E. Devine)
2015 Artist of the month (Aug, MAS)
2015 Article in Home and Design magazine Jul/Aug issue
2015 Featured artist: (Apr 15)
2015 Juror’s Choice in Young at Art (Apr, jurors: J.M. Adams & T.G. Tso )
2014 Award of Merit for MFA exhibit at U MD (Jun 25 – Aug 2, juror: A. Shafer)
2014 GW alumna article on line (by M. Wecker)
2014 “Artist of the Week” on the MFA blog for May 12-16
2014 Quarter-finalist in 1st World Watercolor Competition (jurors: J. Gallizia, J. McFarlane, T. Hunt, X. Chen, N. Simmons)
SOLO shows:

2016 SOLO show at the Torpedo Factory/Alexandria Art League “Watermarks” (Jun 8 – Jul 3)
2015 SOLO show at the offices of Dr. G. Gouldin (Dec 4 – Feb 26)
2015 SOLO show at The Foundry DC “Waterwork” (Apr 29 – May 31)
2014 SEMI-SOLO show (two person) at The Foundry DC “Take 2” (Feb 5 – Mar 2) 2013 SOLO show at MPA “Mostly Landscapes” (Atrium Gallery, Sep 12 – Nov 2) 2013 SOLO show at Yellow Barn “Landscapes Plus” (Aug 24 – 25)

See also the five books of images (now also available as ebooks)
by A. Tolstoy on
‘Scapes (2015)
Olio (2015)
Mostly Landscapes 2 (2012)
Mostly Landscapes (2011)
Abstract Art (2010)

Work can be seen on the following sites: