Friday, September 15, 2017

Emily Taylor

My dear friend Emily Taylor's passing is already a month ago. I miss her smile, art, critiques, and her enthusiasm for life. Emily taught art at a local community center and was giving person right to the end. She was a regular participant at the monthly MN SCBWI critique group meet-up in Edina, MN. I enjoyed collaborating with her and our friends at an illustrator retreat with in Grand Marais, MN in May, 2017. It seems so long ago now. I know she is in a better place. All my love, Alicia

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mice Are Nice

I painted a series of mice going on an adventure in the woods. I grew up in the lush wooded hills of southern Wisconsin where spent many happy hours wandering the woods, building forts with my brother and sister. I love to the feel of earth between my toes.

In these paintings, I had a lot of fun with the mark making in the negative space.