Alicia Gazaway Rainwater will be exhibiting her work at the Peachtree City Library until February 28th, 2022.
Alicia began painting at fourteen years old following in her mother’s footsteps. As a teenager and early adult, she studied oil painting and acrylic under Atlanta renowned artist, Joe Segars. While in college at Clayton State University, Alicia studied art under Art Professor, Tommy Doughtery. Later she became interested in watercolor and acrylics and changed mediums.
Largely self taught in watercolor, she has continued her art education taking workshops throughout the years under world famous artists such as John C. Pelew, Rudy DeReyna, Franklin Jones, Houser Smith, Ani Kramer, and Alison Christie. She has also studied from renowned Georgia artists Ralph Taylor, Clint Carter, and Betty Norton.
Alicia and her husband, Ed, who is a wood craftsman, reside in Newnan where they are members of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association. Alicia has served as Recording Secretary, Show Chairman, Exhibit Chairman and Publicity Chairman and served on the Board from 2000 to 2002, and served as Exhibit Coordinator of the Artist of the Month Exhibit at City Hall in Newnan, GA. She currently serves as Recording Secretary.
She has exhibited in the Annual Spring Courthouse Show in Newnan, GA for the last 20 years, the Aberdeen Artists in the Woods show in Peachtree City, GA, the Newnan-Coweta Association’s Annual Christmas Art Show, Grantville Days Arts and Crafts Festival (Grantville, GA), the Power’s Crossroads Arts and Crafts Festival, the Possum Hollow Country Fair, in Dexter, GA, and the Fayetteville Courthouse Show She also exhibited in the Moss Oak Plantation Country Crafts Festival and the Harvest Festival on Marietta Square, Hogansville’s Hummingbird Festival, and Art in The Park at Marietta Square.
Alicia illustrated a cookbook that was published and released in December, 2001.
Today, Alicia paints in watercolor, acrylic, mixed mediums and oils (Realism and Abstract).