Join us for a gallery reception for Alicia Drakiotes. The exhibition “A Painters Journey” at Hannah Grimes Center highlights works from the artists current collection which date 1986 to present. Works focus on local landmarks past and present, local scenery and East Coast explorations. Please join Alicia on this walk in a”A Painters Life”. Learn more and register here for the Open Gallery Reception.
How many pieces will be showing at the Center?
There are 31 pieces currently on exhibit at the Center. The oil paintings vary in price and size and are all for sale.
When did she first start painting?
“Art has been a mainstay of my life since elementary school. In high school I opted to take art in addition to my academic classes, and years later when attending college, I pioneered the Visual Communications degree program by designing my independent core with dual majors in both journalism and art. As with many current day women artists, it was to work first, raise the family and my full time art career began in 2004.”
Who is her favorite painter/inspiration?
“My art is largely based on paintings begun en plein air ( in the open air) and sometimes finished in the studio. Currently the focus of my artistic body is landscapes, including agricultural landscapes, coastal seascapes, and vintage Americana subjects ( old vintage automobiles, barns and architecture). I take time during 3 seasons of the year out on the road setting up my easel and capturing the emotions, scenic beauty and colors of the landscape. One specific segment of the exhibit will display works I have created en plein air in New England and as far away as Florida.”
What’s the largest painting she’s completed?
“At an early age I was inspired by the works of Norman Rockwell, I enjoyed the cover of LIFE Magazine each month. Then Edward Hopper delighted me with his depictions of architecture and rural landscapes. Andrew Wyeth and John Singer Sargent were also influences in my high school years. In college my eyes were opened to the German Expressionist Otto Dix with the tension displayed in his work. My largest works currently are 4×5 feet in size. I will have a 3x4ft piece “Monadnock Symphony” on display for the upcoming exhibit I have titled ‘A Painters Journey’.”
Does she have her own painting studio or does she go elsewhere to paint?
“I have a 13 x 21 ft painting studio attached to my home in Marlborough, NH. My works are currently in private collections across the US and International.”
What is she most excited for within the next couple years?
“My goals for the near future are to focus on finding a niche gallery to promote my work, to expand the areas in which I exhibit my art, as well as travel to places further from this area to paint both as artistic explorations and as commissioned works.”
The exhibition “A Painters Journey” at Hannah Grimes Center highlights works from the artists current collection which date 1986 to present. Works focus on local landmarks past and present, local scenery and East Coast explorations . Please join Alicia on this walk in a”A Painters Life”.
Alicia K. Geilenberg – Drakiotes of Marlborough, NH is a representational painter. Predominantly self taught, her created works of art reflect both Colorist and Realist Traditions. Many recent works honor “Vintage Americana” and focus on documenting the land and sights before time claims them. Drakiotes has a preferred interest in oil and soft pastel mediums. Her works incorporate a colorful palette representing motion and feeling. In her painterly style vibrant colors and flexibility of application allow greater expressiveness. Drakiotes is an award winning artist whose works have been featured in both National and International Juried exhibitions. Her works are in private collections Internationally.
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