Alice-Gervais was born in Miami, Fla. and raised in NYC and WV; She Finished High school in Clarksburg. Afterwards, she attended classes with WV Artist Beth Crowder, then went on to attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1983 and transferred to the Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale in 1985. Due to family obligations, she moved to St. Petersburg and attended Pinellas County Community College studying commercial and fine art. While in Florida, she began working as a grade school Art Teacher in St. Petersburg, then on to a private grade school in Ashville, NC. Once back in West Virginia she attended master oil painting classes at Glenville State College and held a two-man show at the Clarksburg Library and since, a one-man show at the Elkins Community Art Center. Alice-Gervais has worked as an artist and teacher for over 38 years, and has worked as a freelance sign painter, logo designer and brochure artist. Many of her independent pieces are in private collections and been published in magazines, such as the Galactic Crossroads and Easy riders. Alice-Gervais illustrated “The Pioneer index of Randolph County” with 24 pen and Ink drawings of places of interest in the Randolph County area. In 1996, she won best of show in the Clarksburg’s WV Days at which time she began working for Arts Bank in Randolph Co., bringing art instruction to local grade schools. Throughout her career, she has consistently worked as a commission artist and given private instruction in Pen and Ink, paper Mache and acrylic painting. Recently, she`s exploring photography, with a piece published in WV’s Art Works. Alice is a member of “Artists at Work” located in Elkins, WV; The Infamous Art Collective a monthly Themed project Gallery, located in Buckhannon, WV. and the Fairmont Art and Antiques Marketplace , in Fairmont , WV. Currently, she is working on commissions and creating art for the galleries she is involved in. Alice has also developed paint and sip classes in Tucker, Randolph, and Lewis counties. Current works and gifts can be purchased at – alice-gervais-sabatino.pixels.com
She Thrives Close to the Sun
|Acrylic on Canvas
This stunning piece titled, “She Thrives Flying Too Close” from the Flying Too Close to the Sun fine art exhibition is still available. You should see how vibrant it is in person.