Alicia Farris

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Alicia Farris is an award-winning watercolor and acrylic artist and instructor whose work has been included in numerous National and International exhibits.  She is a recent recipient of the Edgar A. Whitney Transparent watercolor award with the Southwestern Watercolor Society in Richardson, Texas.  

Farris achieved signature status in the Internationally renowned and prestigious National Watercolor Society, based in Los Angeles, CA in 2016. Her work was exhibited at the 96th Annual International Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society in San Pedro, CA.  Farris was also extremely honored recently to be commissioned to create 9 large acrylic works for the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C.  

Please read more about her, view her work, as well as check her workshop schedule on her website:  Locally, Alicia’s work can be found at Fresh Gallery in Springfield, where she is a founding member.



  • St. Louis Watercolor Society
  • Missouri Watercolor Society
  • Southwestern Watercolor Society
  • Missouri Valley Impressionist Society
  • National Watercolor Society
  • Juried member of Best of Missouri Hands
  • Springfield Regional Arts Council
  • Visual Artists Alliance of Springfield
  • Springfield Plein Air
Artist statement

Art provides the opportunity to capture and share the spirit and personality of a subject, whether animate or not. I like to isolate what seams common and recreate it in a different light, all the while, creating a source of emotion and cause for reflection from the viewer. In my travels and at home, the flavors of people that I encounter definitely inspire my work. I am also lucky to have the beauty of the Ozarks as subject matter any time I wish!

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