I Paint – because my spirit calls me – to capture the site and senses that surround me.

Paint is the material that represents the world outside myself.   In my efforts to capture the likeness,  I  am trying to find a way to reconcile the physical struggle with paint to a narrative impulse to represent the personal.   Through working with observed imagery, all of my senses, and some other mysterious element, I am trying to create believable worlds on the canvas or surface.   The culmination – I try to relay to the viewer the joy, wonder, color and force of nature which surrounds us in each of my art works.   Utilizing color, painterly techniques and sensitivity to the subject matter allows me to portray the  “sense of place”  and emotions that I interpret from my subjects.

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AFFILIATIONS:

Friend of the Dublin Art Colony/ Monadnock Art

Arts Alive Monadnock

Oil Painters of America

Cahoon Museum of American Art

NH Plein Air painters

IPAP – International Plein Air Painters

GALA

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Included in:

Monadnock Ledger Transcript, Jan 14,2016 30 in 30 Benefit article on HSCC fundraiser.

New Hampshire Institute of Art Community Education Catalog, June- July 2015 image: p.13 “Mt Desert Morning”

Monadnock Small Business Journal Dec 2015, ppg. painting “Roundhouse Rennaissance” in family business article.

Keene Art Walk Jun 2015, Images promoted on poster and press for annual event  Keene, NH.

Monadnock Table Magazine May 2013 issue Cover Art, featured “Side by Side” monotype..

Destination NH  2013 Featured artist – Monadnock Region  p.

Ashuelot River Name of Historical Society Exhibit, Keene Sentinel, July 17, 2013

Artists awash in ideas about project to highlight Ashuelot River
www.unionleader.com › NewHampshire.com › Arts & Entertainment
Mar 7, 2013

Cover – Monadnock Table Magazine June 1st,2013 “Friendly Conversation” monotype

Ledger Transcript: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Rust Buckets and Tin Cans exhibition write up and photos

Cover – Forest Notes winter 2012 – Preservation of NH Forests publication

Keene Sentinel Spotlight: Painting “June Lupines” assoc. with Crescent Moon Celebration” p. 13

Connections Magazine  Spring 2010, featured artist   ‘An Historical Painter”

Art Calendar Magazine July /Aug 2009 “12 Ways to Survive the Recession” p.16,17.

Monadnock Living Magazine Spring/Summer 2009 Featured Artist pg 42,43.

Monadnock Living Magazine Fall Winter 2008, Editorial

Monadnock Living Magazine Spring/Summer 2008

This Week/ Arts & Entertainment in Central Mass. “Women’s art caucus shows members creative side”, in Museums, Music,Theater, Visual Arts section.  Aug. 16, 2008

Daily News Tribune– MA, “Womens Art Caucus Shows Members Creative Side” , Aug 15, 2008

Inside Fitchburg” Television Interview, panel discussion, artist interview WCA-CMA. Nov 2007

Nashus Telegraph, Encore Arts Section, “Exhibit keeps ’em down on the farm” Sept. 16, 2007 re: Monadnock Barnyards Exhibition

ArtnewsUSA.com US NEWS, Artist Spotlight “Keene Artist Wins Acceptance into Prestigious National Show” NH News section. May 4, 2007

Inside Fitchburg” Artist live interview in conjunction with the WCA-CMA juried art exhibition. Nov. 2006

Members Showcase, Nashua Telegraph article & photograph of pastel work Old Friend I. Feb. 20, 2005

 

STUDY:

BA Visual Communications  Art/Journalism 1987, Keene State College, Keene, NH

Pastel Studies / Workshops  under:

Richard McKinley PSA,

Albert Handell, PSA,

Robert Carsten, PSA

Barbara Makanowitzky,PSA,

 

Oil Painting Instruction:

Peter Fiore

Peter Granucci

Robert S. Neuman

 

TEACHING HISTORY:

Alicia Drakiotes Fine Art Studios  2007-present

Techniques in Pastel / Oil

NHIA  New Hampshire Institute of Art  2013 to Present

Creating A Series

Large Format Painting

Pastel Painting- Broken Color Technique Workshop

Jaffrey Civic Center 2007 to present

Techniques in Pastel

The Art School at Moco.org 2007-2011

Monotype Printmaking,  Pastel Basics & Pastel Techniques

Moco School of Fine Art 2007 to 2011

HONORS:

2016 Juried Regional Art Exhibition, Library Center for Art, Newport, NH

2014  Peoples Choice Award, MAAA Members Exhibition at Syd’s Gallery, St James St, Keene,NH  “Monadnock Symphony”

2011   2nd Place Peoples Choice, MAAA Members Exhibition, Keene,NH oil painting “Ladies In Waiting”

2011 NAAA Juried Second Place – oil painting “The Golden Hour”

2010  NAAA    Juried  First Place – oil painting  ” Long Winter’s Nap”

2008  New England Juried “It’s Pastel” Exhibition, Library Arts Center, Newport, NH.  Soltek Easel Award  for “Autumn Resting Place”

2008  CT Pastel Society- Members Exhibition Rembrandt Award  “Kissed by Autumn”

2008  Overall Display “3rd Place” – Beacon Hill Art Walk

2007  Master Class Designation- American Juried Art Salon

2007  Pastel Society NH  Members Exhibition  Emerging Artist Award  “Acadian Afternoon”

2007  Honorable Mention- Stonewall Farm Juried Exhibition, 2005 Keene, NH “Tranquility” monotype

ART in Permanent Collections:

Easter Morning , oil  Deep Roots Massage & Bodyworks, Keene, NH

Warm Lights In Winter, oil “Susan Sebastian Foundation Art Collection at Mt. Ascutney Hospital,”