Alicia Cully is an up and coming young American artist whose work with colored stain on wood is breaking new ground with form, texture, and vibrancy. Through an inspiration from the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, Alicia began experimenting with various wood stains on a number of untreated lumber surfaces, such as plywood and oak, to capture the beauty and elegance of pulsating blossoms that burst with color. In addition, the grains in the wood also accentuate the images through the stains giving them a richness that is unique and unusual from more traditional paintings using oil or watercolor. Alicia’s personal art education began during her college years at Eastern Michigan University, when she earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education with an emphasis on visual arts and language arts. Her love of art cultivated pre graduation as she began studying photography, clay and acrylic paint, which honed her innovative talent to discover new ways of detailing the intricacies of her subjects. Her inspiration also comes from her work as an educator. Alicia has taught language arts in Aiken, South Carolina for more than eight years, and began her education career in the Detroit suburb of Highland Park. Her students have been a constant inspiration for her to explore new artistic expressions and to continue pursuing her passion for the visual arts.
Alicia's ArtPrize Entries
These are Alicia's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.