In this inviting watercolor scene Alicia brilliantly caprured the gleaming tiled lobby entrance to her hotel in Taxco, Mexico. In 1975 Alicia and her husband, Judge John Connarn, vacationed here for three weeks. Alicia painted several watercolors here in what many people consider to be the most picturesque area of Mexico. Taxco (pronounced Tahs'co), is located three to four hours drive from Mexico City. The town has been declared a national historical monument to preserve the colonial architecture and heritage. Taxco is noted for its silver mines and the streets are lined with 300 silversmith shops offering fine craftsmanship. Alicia once said to her son, “The people of Taxco are friendly and cheerful”.
Alicia loved to paint within Taxco’s narrow and hidden cobblestone streets, charming cafes, restaurants, and red-tiled roofs. Notice how she captured the shiny large vase on top of the mantle and the range of colors used to paint the handsome fireplace.
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.
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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.
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The original painting is in a private collection