About Us

Juried Artist/Studio:

Alicia Farris

Short Description:

Watercolor, acrylic, and oil artist

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Awards and Honors

Juror’s Choice, best of show award, Visual Artists Alliance of Springfield Portrait Exhibit, September 2015 Proud and Strong

Award of Excellence, Big Splash Annual Members Exhibit of the St. Louis Watercolor Society – Hat Dance

Best of show award, 4th Annual Missouri Valley Impressionists Society National Juried Exhibition – May 2015 One Pealed Out

Juror’s Choice/Best Of Show, 16th Annual Open Exhibition of the St. Louis Watercolor Society – April 2015 All in a Day

5 Artist Regional Invitational Exhibition at the Springfield-Branson National Airport – Nov. 2014

19th annual Thomas Hart Benton Four State Competition – Neosho, Mo – Award of Excellence in Watercolor – October 2014 Heritage Man

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies exhibit – March – May 2015 Heritage Man

Southwestern Watercolor Society 51st Annual Member’s Show – 3rd place honor – September 2014 Good Buddies

St. Louis Watercolor Society Big Splash Annual membership Exhibition – Award of Distinction -September 2014 I’ll Wait Here

Waverly House Gallery – Juror’s Choice Award – July 2014 The Observer

6th Annual Plein Air on the White River Competition – 2nd place Overall, Watercolor, Jack Richeson Award, small works – May 2014

18th annual Thomas Hart Benton Four State Competition – Neosho, Mo – Award of Excellence in Watercolor, Award of Excellence in Acrylic – October 2013

Award of Excellence – Missouri Watercolor Society member exhibit – Strathmore Paper award – 2013

Featured artist – December 2012 premier addition – Springfield Lifestyle Magazine

St. Louis Watercolor Society – Big Splash membership Exhibition – 2012 – Award of Excellence

“Watercolor USA” National juried show – Springfield, Missouri 2009


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About Our Art

Art provides the opportunity to capture and share the spirit and personality of a subject, whether animate or not.  Alicia likes to isolate what seams common and recreate it in a different light, all the while, creating a source of emotion and cause for reflection for the viewer.

In her travels and at home, a wide variety of subject matter catches her eye, from landscapes to animals to human subjects.  The flavors of people that Alicia encounters definitely inspire her work.   Farris notes, “I always have one hand on my camera, especially when I’m in a crowd.  I’m not looking to go home and paint someone’s portrait; rather, I love to try to recreate an emotion and the imagined personality of an unfamiliar subject.”

An award winning artist whose work has been shown nationally,  Alicia Farris works in watercolor, acrylic and oil.   As she is always grasping new knowledge and experience, she is astounded at the journey on which art is taking her.  Alicia supports the arts in her involvement in many art organizations and loves to share her passion by teaching workshops and classes of all kinds.  Please visit Alicia’s website for her upcoming class and workshop schedule.  www.afarris.com  See her work anytime at Fresh Gallery in Springfield, Missouri and Missouri Artists On Main in St. Charles, Mo.



St. Louis Watercolor society

Missouri Watercolor Society

Southwestern Watercolor Society

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

Transparent Watercolor Society

Juried member, Best of Missouri Hands

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society

Springfield Regional Arts Council, lifetime member

Visual Artists Alliance of Springfield

Springfield Plein Air

Alicia Farris
Juried Member