Alex Beard

Alex Beard

Describe what you love about what you do: What’s not to love? I spend time in nature and make art all day.

Why in New Orleans? It's a creative place full of creative people doing creative things creatively.

Describe your personal style in three words: Paint bespeckled neo-bohemian

What advice would you give your twenty-year-old self? Relax!

What would people be surprised to know about you? I travel all over the world but I’m terrified of flying (*there is a good story behind it - ask me when you see me!)

Alex Beard

Alex Beard

Favorite restaurant: That’s a loaded question! But I’m fond of Clancy’s, Upperline, Cavan, Carrollton Market & Emeril’s.

Favorite bar: Bon Temps (Magazine Street)

Favorite walk: Walking the dog on the levee

Favorite snowball stand: Plum Street Snowballs

Favorite place to listen to music: Tipitina’s

Favorite meal and where to get it: Fried Shrimp po-boy with roast beef gravy and Swiss cheese from Domilise’s

Alex Beard

Alex Beard

What book are you reading now: The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Song that defines your coming of age: "Fire on the Mountain"

Favorite destination: A tent pitched on the banks of the Ngare Ndare River in East Africa

Favorite hotel: Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam

Favorite flower: Stargazer Lily

Favorite movie of all time: Apocalypse Now

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