Artist // Photographer // Owner
My name is Alice and I am the owner of Alice's Art Gallery.
I started Alice's Art Gallery because I’m a firm believer in the saying: “Do what you love.” And for me what I love is making art, being creative, and sharing those moments with those around me. Nothing can replace that feeling of warmth I get when I hand over a collection of photos to my client and see their happy faces. Knowing that my work will be with them, capable of being passed on generation to generation is truly magical. I pour my heart into every photograph, every piece of art that I create; focusing in on the little details because little details are, in my opinion, what makes the bigger parts whole.
I call my business a gallery because, like every piece of art, photograph, or important moment, it should be admired and respected like a memory or like art hung on a wall in a museum.
I believe in the creation and admiration of high quality works of art.
I am a northerner at heart, but I have resided in the central Florida area now for nearly two decades. I live in the lovely historic district of DeLand with my best friend and love of my life Jordan and our two dogs, Bruce and ChiChi. You'll often see them plastered on my website and Instagram as I am a very proud dog mom! I graduated from Seminole State College with an Associates Degree focusing on Business.
When I'm not editing photos or working on my next project, I'm cooking, gardening, or soaking up Florida's rays at the beach. Traveling fuels my soul. With my camera in one hand and my coffee in the other, the next adventure is never soon enough!
I've gained part of my knowledge and inspiration from several other leading photographers in the industry, but the majority of my art is self-taught. I believe that, like in life, we go through a series of "trials and errors;" this is a process of discovery—this process is what ignites our passions and determination. I feel like finding out what works for you and what doesn't; it is our own path to artistic euphoria. This is what really challenges us into developing a skill that not only leads to personal growth; feelings of self-accomplishment and joy; but a deeper meaning and understanding of our internal drive.
What AAG is really all about...
What does art mean to me?
For me it starts with an idea. From that idea it becomes a potential. From this potential there is the seedling of a new piece. My art grew from a creative outlet to a passion that has brought on inspiration from a variety of mediums, but most importantly it brought me to you.
My passion for photography really got it's start about a decade ago. It all started with Black and White 35 mm film and enlargers and although I now sport a Canon Mark III around my neck, I owe my persistence and dedication to the dark room.
From the very first steps we take in life we are making connections. From our surroundings and those around us: finding out what we love and remembering and treasuring those moments is important. It is my goal and genuine pleasure to capture these interactions with every client; to take each moment and transform it into something not only cherished in your memories, but honored in a single shot, in a picture.