Artist Alicia Finlayson

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Artist Statement
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
I discovered my greatest joy comes from painting and being in nature.   Through weekly plein air studies I found a way to live, breathe, and capture each season.  My painting is a form of meditation as I study and capture the essence of nature’s splendid, shifting light and colors.  George Santayana said, “The earth has music for those who will listen.”  With the ever-varying illumination of light as well as the transformation of seasons, each landscape and painting present a different challenge to me to capture each composition’s own dynamics and tune.  My objective is not to make a literal copy or record details of nature as much as to recreate a sensation through color, value, composition, suggestive brushwork, exaggeration, and abstraction.  Each new day provides fresh inspiration and new melodies for my paintings.  
Artist Biography
Alicia Finlayson has had a passion for painting and nature as long as she can remember. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Alicia Finlayson is a fine artist who works confidently in oils and watercolors.  Her obsession for light and nature have lead her on an extraordinary journey.  Her weekly plein air paintings, outdoor sketching, and photography all serve as an invaluable resource and inspiration for her longer more sustained paintings in the studio. Her paintings capture the essence of her subjects with expressive-painterly brushwork, color, and carefully orchestrated compositions. 
Alicia’s study of painting has taken her across the world.  Alicia received a BFA from Boston University with a dual major in painting and printmaking, which gave her a foundation in classical and figurative and representational art.  Later her life would take her to Taichung, Taiwan where she was heavily influenced [...]

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