Alicia Sampson Ethridge

Thunder In Our Hearts
ID Number: 0221

Alicia Sampson Ethridge is a contemplative artist and mother of two, living in coastal Maine. Born in New Jersey in 1984, she moved to Maine in 2008. Ethridge worked as a grief counselor employing expressive art therapies for six years before she was initiated into the Interspiritual Order of Art Monastics in 2014. She studied abstract painting, experimental and figurative drawing at Maine College of Art. During this time she met a group of painters who cofounded SEVEN artists collective. Ethridge’s son was born with a congenital heart defect and ultimately needed a life-saving heart transplant. When his health was stable she leaned into painting to heal herself. She has been working as an artist ever since. Ethridge’s work is vibrant, textured, and bold. She blends figuration and abstraction. She is influenced by myth, ancestry, dreams, nature, and motherhood.

She has been included in recent exhibitions in Maine, New Hampshire, and Illinois including; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME, New Systems, Portland, ME, Katzman Contemporary, Dover, NH, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME, The Art Center, Dover, NH, Dear Artists, Chicago, IL, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth, ME, Buoy, Kittery, ME and Zero Station, Portland, ME. Her studio is in York, ME.

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