Alice Beasley

Juried Artist Member (JAM)

Oakland, CA
United States

Artist Statement
I have been making portraits of people and objects since 1988. Fabric is my chosen medium of expression through which I incorporate the same light, shadow and realistic perspective used by artists in other media. Rather than using paint, dyes or other surface treatments, however, I rely instead on finding color, line and texture in the print of commercial fabric and thread or in fabrics that I print myself.

Like the classical painter, my art is absorbed by an interest in the human figure and in our objects as they are presented in still lifes. As one reviewer described it, “it [is] the details in the needlework, the subtle patterns in the fabric that are so haunting.” Ultimately my goal is to celebrate the human condition in work that both intrigues and inspires the viewer.