Alicia Bresee, artist, has been a resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida since 1977. Originally from Illinois, she received her Bachelor’s degree in art at Denison University in Ohio and her Master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University.
Throughout a long career in teaching, painting has always been a high priority for Alicia. After teaching art at the high school level in Ohio and Illinois, she came to Florida where she was a teacher of gifted in Broward public schools. She then became the middle school art teacher at Pine Crest School, where she remained for more than 20 years.Alicia Bresee Recently retired, she spends her time pursuing her love of painting, which, in large part, has been devoted to illustrating the countries for My Heritage Book, ABCs Around the World, and My Sleigh Ride Around the World.
Painting in the impressionistic style, Alicia works in oil with brush or knife. As a plein-air painter, she prefers to begin her landscapes on location. In the studio setting, she completes her work, using sketches and photographs as references. She has enjoyed painting outdoors during trips to numerous locations throughout the country and the world. Since Alicia’s opportunity to illustrate My Heritage Book, she has rediscovered the joy of creating with casein paint, a medium she enjoyed during her college years. She also incorporates pen and ink into some of the more detailed architectural images.
Most of Alicia’s painting is done by commission. One of her impressionistic landscapes of the Everglades hangs in the Capital in Tallahassee, and she has completed gift paintings for Betty Ford, Harvard Business School, and Pine Crest School. Her work can be seen in m any private collections in Florida and Illinois. Alicia’s daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Christian Thwaites, and her son, Brent, daughter-in-law, Linda, and granddaughter, Casey, all reside in northern California.