Alison Blickle is an American artist. Her work is about “attaining unattainable experiences and connection.” The oil paintings combine classical portraiture techniques and the landscape painting with a modern sensibility. She paints sensual women with nature components on their naked body. The women confront the viewer with their classic beauty, framed by warm-toned or dark landscapes. “My paintings explore my desire to feel a connection to something larger than myself — be it nature, family, or history. The women I paint are often stand-ins for myself; I put them in surreal situations and live vicariously through them,” says Alison.