Back in January of this year, I spent a long weekend on the coast in Northern California. As is customary, for that time of year, it was overcast. Beyond overcast really. Almost otherworldly. The view was gray and rich and awe inspiring. And I couldn't wait to come home and paint what I saw and what I felt. It turned into a mini-obsession. Grays, grayish blues, slate, creams, beiges, tans. I started mixing up every nuanced version of those colors and committing the palette to canvas. Personally, I find the results beautiful and rich in their depth and complexity. This piece, is titled "Filtered Consciousness."  It's a beauty.

This piece was made with acrylic paints and blending gels on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang, either horizontally or vertically. 

- Alicia Dunn

Filtered Consciousness

Acrylic Paints, Blending Gels on stretched canvas

Signed on back

24" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Alicia Dunn
Encinitas, California

Getting to Know Alicia

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.