Tuesday, March 24, 2015


New works will be presented in Boston at the Chase Young Gallery in April.

My solo show, Organica, opens April 1st and runs through April 25th. I will be attending the opening reception to be held on Friday April 3rd from 6pm to 8pm. I welcome the opportunity to meet you so please come by the gallery and say hello.

Here's a little preview of some of the pieces that will be in the show...

Jasper Vista by Alicia Tormey, 12 x 12, Encaustic  2015

Kaleidoscope by Alicia Tormey, 12 x 12, Encaustic  2015

Organica II by Alicia Tormey, 12 x 12, Encaustic  2015

 Working on a large scale piece for Organica

Alicia Tormey at work in the studio

Alicia Tormey at work in the studio

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Winter Show

Two of my latest encaustic works will be on display this month at the Chase Young Gallery in Boston. The show runs Feb 4 - 28 with an opening reception on Friday, Feb 6.  In April the gallery will be featuring a solo show of my work and I plan on attending the opening reception on April 3rd.  Please come by and say hello if you find yourself in the Boston area. I look forward to seeing you there!

The piece featured above is  titled Rare Earth , encaustic w/ mixed media, 12" x 24" and below is Aventurine, encaustic w/mixed media , 24" x 24". 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Out with a BANG!

So much good stuff right now…
I received notification that I will be awarded a grant from Artist Trust. Ive been selected for a: Grant for Artist Projects otherwise known as a GAP Grant. Feeling very honored to be recognized in this way from such a wonderful organization as Artist Trust. Here's the mission statement and link from their website:

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. To accomplish its mission, Artist Trust raises funds from an array of sources in order to:
Give financial grants, through a peer review process, to individual artists working in the visual, performing, media, literary, and interdisciplinary arts;
Serve as a professional information resource for artists and encourage artists to support each other; and,
Provide recognition and support for the contributions artists make to the lives of people of Washington State and for the merit and integrity of artists' work. artisttrust.org

Indomitus: Untamed wraps up at Hall | Spassov Gallery

More good news….
This month began with the opening of my solo exhibition, Indomitus: Untamed,  at the Hall/Spassov Gallery. As the show comes to a close this week I am happy to report that it was nearly a sell out. The few remaining works will be on display as part of a group show in November that focuses on artists working with encaustic. 

So honored and flying high on all this good news. Wishing you a splendid fall and hope that amazing and good things rise up to meet you. Thanks for reading. Cheers ~ Alicia

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Opening Night

It's happening…My solo show opens tomorrow night in Bellevue at the Hall Spassov gallery. Here's a little preview….

For more show images check out the gallery website at: Hall | Spassov Gallery

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Indomitus: Untamed

My latest body of work will be on display for the month of October at the Hall | Spassov Gallery in Bellevue, Washington.  This show will include a mix of my botanical works and abstracted landscapes. Below are some images of work-in-progeress and all the details you need to attend the opening.

In the studio…work-in-progress. Encaustic w/ mixed media 40" x 60"

Elatus - Encaustic w/mixed media - 24" x 48" 

New Encaustic Works by Alicia Tormey 

October 1 - 31, 2014
Opening Reception October 1st 5pm - 8pm

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Tale of Two Cities...

Two Cities - Two Galleries - Two Shows…and one busy painter.

First up…BOSTON: Chase Young Gallery - Annual Summer Group Show - July 2 - 27

Installation view - Chase Young Gallery

Chase Young Gallery in Boston is currently featuring three of my new florals in their 
annual summer group show that runs July 2 - July 27. 

Top image: Stella Matutina (Morning Star) encaustic 24"  x 24 " 

Below: Three new botanical pieces hanging with a painting by Nina Tichava.  

Installation view - Chase Young Gallery

Meanwhile back in Seattle….

Hall /  Spassov Gallery inaugural summer opening: User Profile 
A group show featuring the works of gallery artists. 
Opening night at the Hall Spassov Gallery - Seattle
Amy Spassov,  Alicia Tormey, Erik Hall

On Display for User Profile at Hall Spassov….

Crossings - Encaustic w/mixed media  36" x 48"
Available at the Hall Spassov Gallery

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

There's a New Kid in Town...

The Hall Spassov Gallery will soon be opening their second location in the heart of Seattle's art district in Pioneer Square. Owners Erik Hall and Amy Spassov will be taking over the former Grover Thurston space at 319 3rd Avenue South.

Hall Spassov is now representing me in both locations and will feature my work in a solo show at their Bellevue gallery this October. They will have their first official Seattle opening on July 3rd for the monthly First Thursday Art Walk and I hope you'll join me in welcoming them to their new home.

Making Appearances...

My work was featured in the March issue of the Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine. It was part of this editorial spread of a beautiful northwest home.
Photo credit: Benjamin Benschneider / The Seattle Times

I have a new piece installed at the Madison Tower / Hotel 1000 building in downtown Seattle. This sumptuous interior was designed by Wascha Studios.

Summer at Inscape…

Inscape is once again opening their doors to the public with a 
Summer Open Studios Event on Sunday, June 22 from 12 - 6. 

There will be free parking behind the building in the PFI parking lot. I will be working away in my studio so please stop in and say hello. Inscape is located at 815 Seattle Blvd, Seattle WA 98134. For more information visit   InscapeArts.org

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Specimen Series

It’s not often that those big, earth shattering shifts occur in your daily routine. But as any working artist will tell you, it's why we show up everyday. Hunting and hoping for the glimmers of inspiration that will lead us on to that next big idea.  I recently experienced one of those expansive shifts while working on a large encaustic painting in my studio. A shift that has taken my work from 2D to 3D. It seems logical to me now that the influences in my 2D work would eventually make their way into a three-dimensional expression. I call this new work my Specimen Series and each artifact relates to the concept of foraging through my paintings and returning with actual specimens to be studied and examined more closely.  

Here are a few images of this new series: 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Inscape Open Studios

Come celebrate the arts and the arrival of Spring!

Please join me and the artisans of Inscape for our Spring Open Studios Event. This Sunday, March 23rd, from Noon - 6. Free parking in the PFI lot located behind Inscape. 

 I will be debuting my newest works from my Specimen series. See you there!

New Specimen in progress...

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Just Peachy...

Pleased as peaches to announce that I am now officially represented in Atlanta, Georgia, by Pryor Fine Art.

From the gallery's web site: 

Pryor Fine Art strives to present artists and paintings that transcend and transform everyday objects and moments, all the while, providing the collector with a peaceful place to connect with these emotive, original works of art.  The gallery is a nationally recognized liaison between a successful stable of artists and collectors everywhere. 

This encaustic painting is the first new arrival to Pryor. It's titled, Forecast, and measures 48" x 48".