Terra: Adventure Begins Oct 7th

I'd like to invite you to come on an adventure with me. There’s no need to worry about packing, airports or lost luggage because I’m talking about virtual travel; a form of mental globe trotting.

I’ve been traveling like this for months now... hiking up mountains to view distant valleys, wading through tide pools that stretch out beyond the horizon and exploring lush exotic gardens filled with rare botanicals. This is all my conception, of course, but when I’m depicting this place through my artwork, it becomes very real to me. So real that I can sense the mist on my skin, feel the mossy ground under my feet and smell the intoxicating perfumes of it’s strange and wild flora.

An exhibition of my latest work, revealing this inner universe, will be on display next month at Hall Spassov Gallery. I invite you to bring your imagination and join me for the debut of Terra: New Encaustic Works. 

Opening reception: Friday, Oct. 7th from 5pm to 9pm.

800 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 150, Bellevue, WA 98004

Collectors Preview -  Sunday, Oct. 2nd: In addition to the opening on October 7th, the gallery will also be hosting a special Collectors Preview of TERRA at their auxiliary studio space on Oct. 2nd from 12 - 5. All are welcome to the preview event but you’ll need to RSVP the gallery beforehand in order to attend.

Attend the Collectors Preview RSVP


Open Studios @ INSCAPE

It's time for the summer Open Studios Event at INSCAPE

Come get inspired by this historic Seattle building now home to more than 100 artists and creative entrepreneurs. Join us on Sunday, June 5th, from 1pm to 6pm as we open our doors to the public for the first time this year. Take advantage of the Free Parking for the day in the back lot. 

Don't forget to come by studio 118 and say hello to my new buddy, Winston! 

Here are all the deets:
WHAT: Inscape Open Studios
WHERE: 815 Seattle Blvd, Seattle WA 98134
WHEN: Sunday, June 5th - 1pm to 6pm
Check out the Inscape Facebook Page too! 


Blast Off!

How could I have forgottenjust how much fun it is to teach encaustic classes? It’s been several years since I taught my last encaustic workshop and I had put it out of my mind just how delightful it truly is to teach and share my passion for this amazing medium. And as an added bonus, I get to meet so many lovely creative people at the same time. 

Private studio session in progress!

It all came flooding back to me last week as I initiated the re-launch of my Encaustic Workshop Program with two charming ladies from Down Under. They traveled all the way from Melbourne, Australia to join me for a private studio session. How cool is that!?

This was the studio before the encaustic party got going! Calm before the wax storm!

I am honored they made such a great effort to be here and we had an absolute blast flinging wax and creating art in my studio for four days. 

Judy putting some new techniques to the test.

I taught them all my tricks and techniques and they taught me some fun Australian slang words. “No Wingers!” Pronounced like gingers with a “w” and it Means...No Whiners!  

Donna shows off her latest work …
but could not stop laughing!

We laughed a lot and got to know each other while I showed them how to create beautiful encaustic paintings using some of my signature techniques. 


Judy showing off her torch skills! 
Lots of fresh hot wax at the ready! 

Had so much fun with these ladies, Donna and Judy!

My Aussie gals left with arms full of gorgeous new work and all of our hearts filled with a newfound friendship. 

If you would like to join me in the studio I still have a few spots available for the March 5th and June 11th 1-Day Encaustic Intensive and a couple spots in the October 15/16 2-Day Encaustic Immersion Workshop. If a private session is more your speed let’s coordinate our calendars and get you in here before I'm all booked up.  Please visit my Workshops Page on my website for all the deets. 

I am working on a fun commission project at the moment so I’ll fill you in on it once it’s completed.  Stay inspired my friends!

Cheers ~ Alicia