Alix was born and raised in New York City, beginning her artistic career in finger painting class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the young age of 4. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University in 2009 with a focus on painting and portraiture, and holds a Master's degree in History of Art and the Art Market. She began her professional career at Christie's and has since held positions working for artist Peter Tunney, at Skarstedt Gallery, and for the American Friends of the Israel Museum. Alix founded Portraits For Good in 2015 as a forum for artists to make art and simultaneously do good. Although the company is now called ArtSugar, Alix holds on to Portraits For Good as her own campaign, as her artwork is - literally - portraits for good!