Photo courtesy of Alicia Underwood

Photo courtesy of Alicia Underwood

How do you describe your art?
I would say my artwork is usually very realistic. I use real-life situations and everyday scenes to create my work. The last collection I created focused on people and faces.
 
How long have you been making it?
As a little kid, I always enjoyed coloring books and art projects. That was just the beginning of my love of art. With that being said, I would consider myself as being an artist ever since I could pick up a marker.
 
Everyone always wants to know this: where do you get your ideas?
If I see something that inspires me, there is a pretty good chance it’ll be captured by me, one way or another.
 
How do you know you are on the right track with a new work?
To be honest, I don’t. There are times when I will be nearing the end of a painting and to me, it looks nothing like it should. Until I put my utensil down and take ten steps back, I have no idea what track I’m on.
 
What do you do to encourage your own creativity?
I go to new places, listen to music I like, and try to take in as much as possible.
 
What is your artistic motto? Or what do you tell yourself when the going gets tough?
There are never mistakes, only happy accidents.
 
Give us one final word to describe what you hope people get from your work:
Inspiration.

Photo courtesy of Alicia Underwood

Photo courtesy of Alicia Underwood

Photo courtesy of Alicia Underwood

Photo courtesy of Alicia Underwood

Photo courtesy of Alicia Underwood

Photo courtesy of Alicia Underwood

Alicia Underwood is a senior accounting major. She is from Colton, South Dakota and has become an avid outdoorswoman since arriving at BSU. She loves fuzzy socks, and her weakness is ice cream.