Encaustic Arts Magazine SPRING 2017 - Page 159

BIO The paintings of Alicia Tormey have been described by The Boston Globe as  "Wild and intoxicating...with jewel tones, spacial complexity...abstract passages and giddy motion".   She is best known for her organic imagery and unusual painting methods and has recently begun to expand into sculpted encaustic pieces that directly relate back to her two- dimensional works. In addition to being a full-time exhibiting artist, Alicia also regularly conducts private and group encaustic workshops from her studio that is located in the historic Inscape Arts Building in downtown Seattle. In 2014 she received a Grant for Artists Projects award from Artist Trust and currently has several encaustic paintings on display at the American embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Tormey’s art has also been featured in numerous publications, exhibitions and public collections throughout the United States and abroad. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle and currently paints and resides in the city of Seattle, Washington. Email: art@aliciatormey.com Website: aliciatormey.com Instagram: @aliciatormey