Alicia Ethridge has been living, working and creating in Maine since 2008. Ethridge currently resides on a tidal pond, next to a creek that bends and twists through marsh banks into the thicket, a short distance from the woods and ocean. She works primarily in mixed-media collage, oil and acrylic paint. She studied for two years with A.R.C. (Artfully Raising Consciousness) Project, which is a sanctuary for contemplative artists. She has also studied at Maine College of Art’s Continuing Studies Program. Through these courses, Ethridge helped found an abstract painting group who meet once a month at each other’s studios to present and discuss new work or works in progress.