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Alison Blickle  Los Angeles, CA

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Oil on canvas
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Oil on canvas

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About Alison


Alison Blickle is an artist based out of Los Angeles, CA who creates oil on canvas paintings. In Blickle’s work, she paints sensual women, combining aspects of classical painting techniques with visual elements from landscapes.

Alison received her BFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA and an MFA from Hunter College in New York, NY.

She describes her work by saying, “My paintings let me live out fantasies through characters I create. These stories often involve my desire to feel a connection to something bigger than myself– to nature, to my ancestors, or to a sense of spirituality. I’ve created an alter ego who appears as a recurring protagonist in my paintings. This imaginary version of me is who I wish I could be– a strong, fearless hero engaged in exploration and adventures.

I like to daydream about living in the woods, being completely at home in the wilderness, and having an intuitive understanding of the living things around me. In reality, when I find myself in a forest or in a desert canyon, I don’t have the profound sense of belonging that I expect. Instead I feel like a spectator in a beautiful, mysterious world that is not mine. It’s too far removed from the world I beling to. A deep connection to nature is at odds with our current culture, but I want to be a part of both of them. An aspect of my work explores the question– how can we stay in touch with the wild parts of ourselves while living within the order of a “civilized” way of life?”


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Rozie

05.10.2013 @ 11:56 PM

I don't get it

from an iGoogle user

02.11.2013 @ 8:19 PM

dont like it


from an iGoogle user

02.08.2013 @ 12:37 AM

nice pic!

from an iGoogle user

02.08.2013 @ 12:02 AM

that is so good

from an iGoogle user

02.07.2013 @ 8:44 PM

Alison, your work and your words are truly inspirational.


John copper

02.07.2013 @ 5:42 PM

pretty sure I misspelled Gogan, any help would be appreciated. The point remains valid. He loved flowers! Of all kinds, he mastered 'the same old trick' and people will die for an original.

John copper

02.07.2013 @ 5:39 PM

@Ezion...Ever hear of Gogan?

from an iGoogle user

02.07.2013 @ 4:53 PM

That is so Pretty! Love this!

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