I spent a couple of decades travelling the country and the globe with my husband and three children. Inspiration for my watercolor paintings usually comes from nature, my travels and family. I discovered my love for watercolor through Chinese brush painting classes while living in Singapore.
As a perpetual student, I have experimented with pastels, pen and ink, oils, acrylics, alcohol ink, and silk painting, and have always returned to watercolor. Since retiring from Western Washington University as the Communication Sciences and Disorders Academic Department Manager, I finally have time to paint.
I love the beauty of the northwest. The wildlife, Puget Sound, the Olympic Pennisula and especially Sudden Valley inspire me. I tend to work in phases -- from flowers to northwest scenes, eagles, deer, wild fowl, rabbits. This past year has included a passion for rocks, a series of tree paintings, pet portraits, and a squirrel series.
My most recent work can be seen on FaceBook at Alice Healy Watercolor. I am a member of the Valley Arts Group. We display our work quarterly in Sudden Valley at the Creekside Barn, the Administration Building. In July 2019, I was the featured artist at the Creekside Barn, and in March 2020 I will be featuring my work which includes my squirrel paintings at the Administration Building.