The Art Box - Episode 55 - Landscapes, Acrylics, Birds, 50th State and Airstream Studio - Meet Alli Harvey
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We heard Alli Harvey on a Friends of Nevada Wilderness Zoom presentation and said in unison, "we gotta get her on a podcast!" And we did, YAY!
Alli Harvey grew up on the East Coast but fell in love with Alaska at a young age when she first learned about the aurora borealis. Determined to visit, as a teenager she took proceeds from an unexpectedly successful art showing and bought a ticket north.
Alli ended up exploring more than just Alaska over the next 10+ years. She earned her degree in Urban Studies in NYC’s New School, and lived in Reno, NV working to protect wilderness. Eventually, back in Alaska, her career wound its way back to where she started: in 2018, Alli decided to double down on art.
Alli paints vivid, natural scenery often contrast with manmade features ranging from street lamps, busted cars, railroad ties, to power lines. Painting from her new mobile art studio and gallery, an Airstream trailer that allows her to visit places that inspire her, Alli is increasingly able to embrace geographic mobility. Home is with her friends, family, and in the Mobile Art Studio, but her favorite places on earth are Alaska and Nevada which are often the subjects of Alli’s paintings.
Of why she paints, Alli says, “It’s never been enough for me to enjoy something on my own. As soon as I find out something worth knowing or experiencing, I want to tell ten people about it. I feel that having a sense of connection with the world and each other makes our lives richer, and by extension, the world a better place.”
Alli is also a runner and hiker, pop culture enthusiast, cocktail inventor, avid Scrabble player, and an outdoor columnist for the Anchorage Daily News since 2013.