These small, jewel-like paintings are highly personalized in style, and striking in their simplicity. Subtle skin tones are of particular interest, softly blending into shadow, yet the details of the faces and hands are precise. Ms. Alexander believes that the nude-as-art goes beyond the simple depiction of the human form. She strives to capture the essence of the model in a private moment, imbuing the painting with a presence that cannot be defined, only felt. The compositions invite introspection as miniature psychological studies; in fact, one critic commented that he almost found himself a voyeur in looking at her work. These qualities ensure that the paintings will remain fresh and mysterious and personal.