Alicia Rogerson is a Western Australian artist-illustrator inspired by dreams, fantasy, childhood and her imagination. She resides in Bridgetown on a hill beside a forest surrounded by birds, kangaroos and butterflies.
Although creative from an early age it was never her aim to make this her career. After school she had short stints of studying Interior Decoration, Creative Writing and Fashion before switching into Fine Art. She struggled with her conceptual studies and left her course for a number of years before returning to complete it and hasn't looked back.
Primarily a figurative artist, Alicia tends to focus on solitary feminine figures with bold eyes, elaborate hair and the relationships they have to the world. Her paintings involved hidden symbols, meanings and references. She often incorporates text and is very fond of vintage book pages in her exploration of communication.
Her first step towards selling her art was through Etsy in 2007 as one of the first Australian artists on the site. Her shop sold out within days and she has embraced every chance since then to paint.
From 2007-2016 she painted under the psuedonym "Ali J". Now as her work evolves and grows she has chosen to paint by her real name.
Through her career opportunities have been generous and Ali has worked on private, commercial and community projects. Her client list is extensive including SONY/BMG, Penguin Randomhouse and The Australian Women’s Weekly. She has worked on a variety of projects including painting a fibreglass kangaroo, creating window installations, exhibiting in group and solo shows, illustrating CD’s, clothing, magazines and has her illustrations in a cookbook.
Her hope is that her art can make a connection to others and inspire them in some way. Her creative goals are to have a residency overseas, illustrate a children's book and lastly...... enter the Archibald Prize (one day).