I started as a child in my dad’s art studio, then winning small awards here and there growing up, but really didn’t realize my calling until I won the Nation Congressional Art Award and had my work selected to be shown in the gallery of our Nation’s Capitol, I was then flown out to Washington DC by our congressman at that time Jim Gibbons for the opening ceramonies. Since then I have discovered and fell in love with the field of Art Restoration in which I graduated from Palazzo Spinelli in Florence Italy with a degree of Technical Expert of Art Restoration. In my studies in Italy I was taught by the Italian masters of art and restoration how to restore many priceless works of art (which include: Restoring a painting from the 1600 in The church of San Carlo in the heart of Florence. Cow parade Firenze, the life size cows that where placed around Florence in 2005 and that were shown in the opening ceremonies of the 2005 winter Olympics in Torino. They were then restored to be auctioned off to charity for a children’s hospital (book published : Firenze Cow Parade by Giunti)
I was also was part of the team that restored the many paintings of another smaller church in florence (book published: La Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano al vivaio Incisa Valdarno published by Paideia Firenze) I have also contributed and restored many of the paintings that were damaged in the famous flood of Florence that happened in 1966. An art depository was discovered in an abandoned historical government building in 2004 in which we were the first ones inside to excavate and remove these historical works of art. Aside from restoration, in my 4 years from living abroad I have had my art also shown in galleries in Florence, Italy. As of today I have many of my works of art in private collections all over the United States, Germany and Italy.
What drives Alycia:
Oil paintings, Drawings, Furniture. I am always driven by the outcome of the final product, and strive to always do better.
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