Alejandra Puga was born in Santiago, Chile on April 11, 1952. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts at University of Chile with a minor in Art Education. At the beginning of her career, Puga derived most of her artistic inspiration from flowers. Their vibrant colors, varied textures, and intricate form reflected the essence of nature.
Puga was drawn to the exhilarating world of abstract art in the late 90s and has not looked back since. She feels a deep connection to color and is fascinated by its power to incite emotion and ignite the imagination. There are no rules with color, it works in concert with the sinuous brush and spatula alike. Puga explores her canvases, creating and observing, trying to achieve equilibrium. The artist's eye is attracted to whites, while fluorescents infuse energy, and grays and brown ooze mystery. Puga fundamentally paints in oils, but in the past five years has opened herself to experimenting with different materials and techniques such as watercolor, which have opened a vast new world for artistic expression.