I am a color junkie and artistic explorer of the human body and face. Journeying through different techniques and mashing them up brings me such excitement about all the possibilities. I collage gelli plate papers around water-soluble graphite or charcoal, smudged with clear gesso, and accented with acrylic. I draw with acrylic inks using the dropper and then scribble with oil pastel. My colorful mash-ups strive toward boldness and spontaneity.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Alicia Harvey moved to the Seattle area in the mid 1990s and was immediately swept up by the art scene swirling around her. She played for years with pottery and watercolor, before transitioning to acrylics and mixed media in 2000.
Her work has appeared in group shows around the area, including Seattle, Edmonds, and Everett. She has consistently presented demonstrations and taught workshops at Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials (both in Seattle and Bellevue).