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Aleada Aine Siragusa: Biography
Aleada Aine Siragusa


Aleada Painting at Aldolf Leopold Vista
Aleada Aine Siragusa -
Landscape Painting in Mimbres New Mexico

Upcoming Events:

  • Landscape of the Gila Art Show held at the McCray Gallery at Western New Mexico University
  • Aleada's Paintings Will be Shown
  • Held in conjunction with the 11th annual Gila River Festival
  • Show dates: August 27 - September 27
  • Closing Reception: Friday, September 25, 2015; 5:30-7:00 pm

  • Artist Statement:

  • I recently relocated to Mimbres Valley in Southwest New Mexico. My home and studio have an unobstructed view of the surrounding mountains; of which I am particularly inspired by the Black Range.
  • While adjusting to this secluded high desert environment; I am excited to be studying how the mountains and terrain were formed, the geology of the area, ancient and current cultural influences, as well it's unique flora and fauna.
  • Landscape Painting in oil is, as always, my main focus. I enjoy painting and drawing outside, popularly known by many artists by the French word, "plein air painting". Although I work in mainly oil, sometimes while hiking or in town while doing a quick sketch, I work with one of the more portable mediums such as pastel on toned paper or watercolors. Because I have my own studio once again; I am also creating paintings which are larger and more detailed.

  • Professional Affiliations:

  • Oil Painters of America
  • New Mexico Plein Air Painters
  • American Impressionist Society
  • American Women Artists

  • Learning Experience:

    The Wise Child

  • Aleada Aine Siragusa created her first oil painting as teenager. It was a small plein air painting in the woods in Akron Ohio.
  • She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Akron, Akron Ohio, majoring in Painting with a minor in Sculpture and Art History, while there she studied Plein Air Painting with Judith Myers
  • Individual Study, Judith Myers
  • Oriental Painting, Mitsuko Sakata, Ohio
  • Oriental Painting, Diana Kan
  • Portrait Painting, Daniel Greene
  • Oil Painting & Miniature Painting, Joan Willies, Clearwater FL
  • Oil Painting & Miniature Painting, Jeanne Dunn, Largo FL
  • Oil Painting - Figure and Portrait, Cristopher Drake, Morean Art Center, St Petersburg FL
  • Mixed Media, Jack Barrett, Morean Art Center, St Petersburg FL

  • Exhibitions and Shows - Selected:

    Grand Illusion

  • Sumi e Society of America, Salmagundi Club, NYC
  • International Miniature Art Society of Florida
  • Morean Art Center Members Show, St Petersburg FL
  • Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St Petersburg FL
  • St. Petersburg Pier Aquarium, Florida
  • Sports Collectables, St. Petersburg Pier, Florida
  • Pinellas County Pierfest, St Petersburg FL
  • Fall Art Harvest, Dunedin Art Center, Dunedin FL
  • Senator Gerald Rhem, Dunedin FL
  • Poodle Club of America, Maryland
  • Sarasota Dog Show, Sarasota, Florida
  • National Silver Poodle Club, Maryland
  • Emily Davis Art Center, University of Akron,Ohio
  • University of Akron Graduate Show, EJ Thomas Hall, Akron Ohio

  • Teaching:

    Aleada teaching at Eckerd College

  • St. Petersburg College, Florida
  • Eckerd College Elderhostel Program, Florida
  • Pinellas County Board of Education, FL
  • A Very Special Arts Festival Program, St. Petersburg FL

  • Lectures and Demonstrations:

  • Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg FL
  • Treasure Island Community Center, Treasure Island FL
  • Burdines, St. Petersburg FL
  • Suntan Art Center, St Pete Beach FL
  • Pinellas Park Art Society, Pinellas Park FL
  • Garden Club of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Bamboo

  • International Miniature Art Society, Oil Painting 3rd, Clearwater Fl

  • Selected Commissions:

  • Memorial Challenge Trophy, Tampa Bay Poodle Club, FL
  • Memorial Challenge Trophy, Orlando Poodle Club, FL
  • Silver Club Continental Show Trophy, Maryland
  • Silver Club Puppy Trophy, Maryland
  • Challenge Trophy Tampa Bay Poodle Club
  • Challenge Trophy for National Chinese Shar-Pei Club
  • Baseball portrait presented to Barry Bond
  • Logo for Medicine Horse Therapeutic Horse Camp, Florida