My paintings are inspired by the simplicity and beauty of nature with beautiful forest colors, the valley with different flowers, the air that you can feel it when it is touching you and murmuring melodies in your ears like a fresh rainy day. You can see also clouds dancing in the sky as well as listening to the wind's musical rhythms. You can find shapes, colors and moments of weather and drama. My goal is to attempt to express something more than the landscape.
I want to express freedom, peace, serenity, and memories of those simple and traditional things.
" It is my hope that the viewer will be transported there with my paintings."
I am retired from the New Jersey public school in June 2011 after teaching fine art for many years, sharing my passion with a hundred students yearly and painting as often I can. Now I have more time to pursue my passion for painting and traveling.
Alicia Maury is a contemporary painter artist. Maury holds a Master's Degree in Art Education from Kean University Union New Jersey, graduated with high honors. Maury was a full-time Fine Art Teacher at Paterson Public School in New Jersey for many years. Many of her students won several contest awards.
"I am retired from the New Jersey public school in June 2011 after teaching fine art for many years, sharing my passion with a hundred students yearly and painting as often I can. Now I have more time to pursue my passion for painting and traveling".
Her artwork has been featured national and international museums and galleries. Maury's paintings have published in newspapers, art magazines, books TV programs, and the internet. Many of her artwork is in private collections. Her inspiration comes from the beauty of nature and childhood memories. Although Maury paints and exhibits a variety of subject matter, her first love has always been landscape. Her paintings are serene and peaceful with vivid colors and capture the spirit of the landscape. Her composition has contrasted with a great element of design.
Maury has received numerous awards and honors for her contribution to the arts and community. Maury credits her ability to master in a variety of techniques to her experience as an art teacher at New Jersey Public School receiving the "Teacher of the Year Award' from New Jersey Governor.
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Maury was awarded and honored for her contribution to the arts and community. Maury's paintings have been in an exhibition in many national and international museums, galleries, private collections, TV shows, and books. She has taught fine art and ceramics workshops in major universities, museums, public libraries, community agencies, and institutions.
ACHIEVEMENTS and AWARDS
2017-The Illustrious Fine Art Awards-Art Painting. Honoring Distinguished Latinos USA, from Institute for Latinos Studies, USA.
2015- Fine Art Recognition Award, from LA CASA PEPINIANA DE LA CULTURA, PR.
2004-Paterson New Jersey Public School, Governor Teacher of The Year Awards.
2000-HonoringFine Art Recognition Awards from the New Jersey Department of Community Affair Center for Hispanic Policy.
1999-Fine Arts Governor Awards and Resolution from The New Jersey State General Assembly and The Secretary of Jersey.
1999-Women's History Month Fine Art Awards.
1996-Excellence Awards" as a Puerto Rican artisan by Puerto Rican Institute of New York.
1996-Outstanding Fine Art Hispanic Artist Awards of NJ".
1991-New Jersey Fine Art Illustrious Puerto Rican Award, Newark NJ.
1989-UNANESIMO ART EXPO, representing Puerto Rico at Reminiscence of Istoriche Della America Latina at MONDARTE
Livorno and Pizzaa, Italy.
Master's Degree in Fine Art Education, from Kean University, Union, New Jersey. Maury holds a Fine Arts Teacher certificate from New Jersey and Florida State, USA.