In 1962 Alicia ordered her oldest son to pose for this classic watercolor portrait of a young boy who was not happy sitting there and not moving. The rooster tail hair was a source of humorous teasing and she made sure it was illustrated prominently. Her ability to capture a facial likeness was extraordinary. During her career as a professional artist she would sketch hundreds of charcoal and pastel portraits of people lining up for the opportunity. Her watercolor and oil portraits quickly became one of her most noted accomplished disciplines. In 1973 Alicia was awarded a major commission by the Maine State Legislature for the oil portrait of retired Maine Supreme Court Justice Albert Beliveau of Rumford, Maine.
About the Artist - Alicia J. Stonebreaker, (1925 - 1976):
Our on line gallery is dedicated to Alicia's love and devotion of painting, drawing, teaching, and her zest for life. She was a devoted Mother and Wife that was loved by many, many people. We have a detailed biography of Alicia's life and influences if you are interested in learning more about Alicia.
About Our Prints
The giclée prints are produced on high quality archival materials: Breathing Color Elegance Velvet Platinum Fine Art Paper - A 310gsm, bright white, fine art paper with a lightly textured vellum surface; a 100% cotton fiber paper offering a better color gamut and D-Max than any other velvet surface paper on the market.
Stretched Canvas Prints
We offer 3/4" solid hardwood stretcher bars with back staple. Prints are on Breathing Color Chromata white , acid free, cotton-poly blend matte artist stretch canvas. All stretched prints are protected with a matte finish archival UV varnish. If you prefer semi gloss or gloss please let us know.
Matting and Framing
If you prefer to have your giclée print framed and matted by our Gallery please let us know. We will provide you with a fair price and adjust the shipping charges to reflect the mat, frame, and glass. We would be pleased to perform this work for you.
The original painting is in a private collection