Alicia Dunn
Encinitas, California

Alicia Dunn’s abstract paintings are affected by a confluence of elements: the weather, her mood, and the properties of her materials. “Ceding control to these things allows the magic to happen,” the artist explains. Alicia's paintings capture the unique energy of nature, particularly that of the beach where she lives. Staring into the tranquil and luminous colors of her work, the viewer connects to shape of the waves, the swiftness of the wind, and the beginning of a day. Alicia is inspired by the simple things in life. Her awe of nature’s perfection and the thrill of constant discovery are conveyed in her art. Alicia works in water-based acrylic paint, and has developed a technique using blending gels to achieve not only rich color and texture, but also an eroded, weathered effect that reflects the process of the painting’s creation. Like nature itself, each painting shifts with the viewer, chronicling time through movement and beauty.

Artist and Customer Comments

commentsWe Clear a Path
A Koljonen purchased this artwork. 4/2/2017 | 8:00 PM

Love the art. It goes well when I have it hanging and it ties in with a book that I am writing. Can you contact me regarding permission to use the work in my book? Thanks so much. Allan

Alicia Dunn 3/8/2016 | 1:08 PM

So appreciate the encouragement and that you took the time to provide feedback! Thank you.

M Martin 3/2/2016 | 8:02 PM

Like what I see!

Alicia Dunn 8/24/2015 | 3:50 PM

So appreciate your feedback! Hope you enjoy the piece for many years to come!!!

D Roth 8/24/2015 | 2:02 PM

I just received your painting Vintage / Modern and absolutely love it! The color, texture and finish are all beautiful and I especially like the wooden box it's painted on...the wood and its dimensional feel led me to purchase your work. Thank you so much!

Alicia Dunn 2/1/2015 | 7:56 PM

Thank you!

krnhersh 2/1/2015 | 5:47 PM

love this!!! k

Alicia Dunn 6/12/2014 | 12:41 PM

Driving up the California Coast today. Colors, texture, movement everywhere I look. Blues, golds, greens, browns, yellow. Nothing more inspiring!

Dynamic Vibration

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on back

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.


Financing available through Affirm

Payments as low as

Artwork Details

Comments About This Piece

I hope the viewer can feel the movement -- the dynamic vibration -- of a high energy sundown over the water.  Wind, water and clouds make for some amazing sunsets and that is what I am trying to capture here.  

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


A one-of-a-kind artwork is a unique piece handmade by the artist. There is only one in existence. The work may be part of a series, however, the piece itself is unlike any other. This piece is available exclusively at UGallery.


Free Shipping and Returns

Free Shipping:

We offer free shipping in the United States on all our artwork. Additional charges may apply for international orders.

Expert Packaging:

Your artwork is expertly packaged with our custom art boxes. No peanuts, no mess.

Week-Long Test Run:

Try any piece in your home risk-free: We want you to love your new art, so if a piece doesn't quite work in your space, return it within seven days of receiving your order and we'll issue you a refund for the price of the art. Art must be returned in its original packaging. We will pay for return shipping on pieces measuring up to 50 inches on the longest side. For larger artwork we charge a return shipping fee of $300. Customers located outside of the United States are responsible for the cost of return shipping and any duties. For pieces shipped outside of the United States, please see our complete return policy here for details.

If you have any questions about our shipping process, please email us at

About UGallery

We are a unique online art gallery offering affordable art for sale from the nation's most talented mid-career and emerging artists. Our expert panel carefully selects each artist and piece we exhibit so that you can purchase artwork with confidence.
1. Browse
Browse art in a range of styles, with straight-forward pricing set by our expert curators.
2. Receive
Art is shipped directly
from artists' studios in custom-built boxes. No peanuts, no mess.
3. Hang
Artwork arrives at
your doorstep
ready-to-hang! Free shipping, free returns.