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.
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About The Artist
A contemporary abstract painter, I create spirited paintings capturing the life force of the natural world. Through the use of vibrant color, layering and textural techniques, the work achieves a luminosity that is invigorating yet serene.
My work is inspired by my mood, my dreams and the unseeable but intuitively felt energy in nature. I spend every waking hour creating in my imagination.
Raised in Brooklyn, NY, I currently live and work beachside in San Diego.
My work is collected internationally.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Bachelor of Arts, 1982