- Image of the Day -
"Chasing the Storm"
Feature Artist Bio
Alicia Drakiotes - Chasing the Storm (pastel)
Alicia Drakiotes - Mt. Desert Morning II
Alicia Drakiotes - Amber Skies Revisited
Alicia Drakiotes - Seawall
Alicia Drakiotes - Divco Darling
Alicia Drakiotes - Rocky Point Afternoon (plein air pastel)
Alicia Drakiotes - Golden Hour
Alicia Drakiotes - Intervale Summer
Alicia Drakiotes - Acadian Afternoon (pastel)
Alicia Drakiotes - Autumn Celebration
Alicia Drakiotes - Intervale Mist
Alicia Drakiotes - Plum Island Sunset
ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO http://aliciadrakiotes.com/about/
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by American painter Alicia Drakiotes (born 1954 in Worcester, Massachusetts).
Alicia Drakiotes resides in the town of Marlborough, a rural community in Southwestern, New Hampshire, USA. She studied Art / Journalism in a completed Visual Communications degree program at Keene State College (1987). Her primary medium is oil painting, though she has worked in monotype and pastel mediums in the past. When not busy in her studio or on location, she instructs art classes as an adjunct for New Hampshire Institute of Art in their Community Education department and also runs workshops for art organizations in the New England area.
After an early retirement Drakiotes sought her full-time artist career as a second career. She devotes many hours in the surrounding communities hosting critique groups and networking for those art-inspired individuals who want to restart their art after years of traditional employment. She has also coordinated a successful community exhibition venue with a local Historical Society which provides contemporary area artists the opportunity to show recent work based on local themes.
Currently she is the featured artist at Sunflowers Restaurant & Catering, Main St, Jaffrey, NH where she has 21 new works in oil on display and available.
Alicia has won awards for her works in Monotype, Oil and Pastel and has been juried into National and International exhibitions. She is one of several artists selected to illustrate a book titled "The Scenes and Seasons of a Small New England Village." Her most-recent honor is that she was selected as one of 16 recipients of the "2017 Ruth and James Ewing Award," a local award for outstanding art and culture in the community. She shared her award as Presenter of the Arts with the Historical Society of Cheshire County with whom the recent art exhibitions were collaborated.
Alicia holds several Open Studio events throughout the year but her studio/gallery is available to interested persons by appointment or by chance.
- October 31-Dec 5 Featured Artist, Sunflowers Restaurant
Main St., Jaffrey, NH
Exhibit “CAPTURED MOMENTS Colors – The Beauty of the Region”
- November 2-3 Exhibitor for Working Lands Conference
Marriott Hotel, Keene, NH
- November 4 & 5 OPEN STUDIO – Pre-Holiday studio sale
10 AM-4 PM both days.
- November 25-27 Wapole Artisan Tour – at Walpole Interiors
604 Whitcomb Rd, Walpole, NH
November 24, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Alicia Drakiotes (Born 1954)
“I Paint – because my spirit calls me – to capture the site and senses that surround me.
Paint is the material that represents the world outside myself. In my efforts to capture the likeness, I am trying to find a way to reconcile the physical struggle with paint to a narrative impulse to represent the personal.
Through working with observed imagery, all of my senses, and some other mysterious element, I am trying to create believable worlds on the canvas or surface. The culmination – I try to relay to the viewer the joy, wonder, color and force of nature which surrounds us in each of my art works.
Utilizing color, painterly techniques and sensitivity to the subject matter allows me to portray the “sense of place” and emotions that I interpret from my subjects.”