Information

b. 1979

863.632.3700

Alice@aliceabsolutely.com

PO Box 184, Lake Alfred, FL 33850                      

I am a self-taught artist from Central Florida.  As a career educator, I advocated for young people to seek out their love for learning, challenge their skills, and realize their potential for creative self-expression. My love for art has drawn me into galleries, museums, and conversations which have fueled curiosity and wonder in me about my own artistic abilities.  Now, as an artist, I challenge my own artistic skills while painting how my memories play in my head as symphonies of color and texture rather than as movie clips.  My synesthesia is my well of inspiration for my acrylic and mixed media paintings.  I use my bare fingers, palette knives, and tools to pour, swipe, mix, and layer color and texture.  Experimentation is key for my process with few methods repeated creating landscapes of unpredictable, winding journeys of emotional self-awareness. 

Exhibitions

  • 2019 — LWPL Local Artist Gallery, Selections from Flying High At The End of My Rope (Solo), Lake Wales, FL

  • 2019 — Writer’s Room, Selections from Flying High At The End of My Rope (Solo), Winter Haven, FL

  • 2018 — Morean Arts Center, One Hundred: Members Show (Group), Saint Petersburg, FL

  • 2018 — Orlando Museum of Art, 1st Thursdays Event (Group), Orlando, FL

  • 2018 — Art League of Daytona Beach, Figuratively Speaking (Group), Daytona, FL

Education

Masters of Ed / Ed Leadership

  • AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts / English

  • STETSON UNIVERSITY

Studied Under:

  • RANDY ALCASID

  • MADELYN CORDEIRO

  • HIROSHI

Professional Experience

CURATOR

  • 2019 - present, Writer’s Room, Winter Haven Public Library, Winter Haven, FL

ARCHIVIST

  • 2019 - present, Public Art Collection, Lake Wales Public Library, Lake Wales, FL

BOARD MEMBER

  • 2019 - present, Cultural Arts Advisory Committee, Winter Haven, FL

Collections

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  • Meditation, 2019, Brandon, FL

  • Validation, 2018, Tallahassee, FL

  • Elinor, 2017, Louisville, KY

  • Hesitation, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Pulsing, 2017, Winter Haven, FL

  • Adventure’s Treasure, 2016, Largo, FL

  • Compassion, 2016, Tallahassee, FL

  • Spirit, 2016, Brandon, FL

  • Seasons, 2015, Ocala, FL

  • Web, 2015, Altamonte Springs, FL

  • Focus, 2008, Burlington, VT

CIVIC COLLECTIONS

  • Classics for Children, 2019, Little Free Library, Winter Haven, FL

  • With Wings, 2019, Winter Haven, FL coming soon

  • Emotional Graffiti, 2019, Winter Haven, FL coming soon

  • A Jazzed History, 2019, Winter Haven, FL coming soon

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  • Musical Masters, 2019, Winter Haven, FL

  • Original Inspiration, 2018, Phoenixville, PA

  • First Friday, 2017, Davenport, FL