Opening Night of Life

Crescent Full Moon,© 2015, Alicia R Peterson, acrylic on linen, 36 x 24 in. $1100. Photo: Peter ScheerCrescent Full Moon evolved from my kinship with Mother Nature and was painted outside under a cloudy full moon night.

I am waking up in the middle of the night with dread. There is the tinge of […]

Painting with a Beginner’s Mind

©AliciaRPeterson, Shadow. Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 36 inches, NFS. Photo: Peter Scheer

I have not made one line on my paper in twenty minutes. It is still glaringly blank. I am at the Atelier at Flowerfield in St. James, NY in a lovely studio, on a warm summer night in 2016. Talented artists […]

I've Got the Music in Me

I am doing a happy dance to music on my canvas. My painting Balance was accepted into the Long Island Museum’s I’ve Got the Music in Me juried art competition.

Painted with gestures and flowing paint while listening to music. What do you hear? What do you see?© Alicia R Peterson, Balance. Acrylic on […]

You want me to paint what I see with my eyes?

© Alicia R Peterson, Crazy. Acrylic on linen, 20 x 24 inches. $750 Photo: Peter Scheer.

 

I was first called to paint in 1994 with no framework and no training. I just put paint on canvas. I was compelled by an inner voice commanding me to paint. Oh, what a wise voice and […]

Again with the Voice of “You Can’t”?

Summer in the Sound, © 2016 Alicia R Peterson, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 30.” Yes, this story has a happy ending. Photo: Jeff Foster

This year I signed up for my second time at Gallery North’s Wet Paint Festival. In short, wet paint means local Long Island and NYC metro artists gather for […]