Alicia John Collection

Historic Charleston, SC • Downtown Columbia, SC

  Photo Credit: SHE Magazine, Calico Photography

Photo Credit: SHE Magazine, Calico Photography

CHARLESTON, SC | OPENING RECEPTION | Friday, December 7, 2018 | 5:00 PM  8:00 PM

The Alicia John Collection exhibit will run from December 1st through December 31st with an opening cocktail reception on Friday, December 7th. Please join our Mailing List for an invitation.


Preview the Alicia John Collection exclusively in Columbia, SC at Aloft Columbia Downtown. Original artwork is available for sale on hotel guest floors and in the hotel lobby.


We all need to be encouraged and inspired. Life is about laughing and living in good and bad times.  I hope my paintings remind you to seize the day.  

You may know me as Alicia Barnes. My background is in TV Broadcast News. In 2018, I made the decision to leave television and stay at home to raise our newborn daughter, Jacey.  So, this is my way of telling stories on canvas. 

I use my married name Alicia John to pay honor to my amazing husband for his support of my career as an artist.  


Featured Artist Show at Aloft Columbia Downtown

Columbia, SC


I create acrylic textured abstract art using modern colors that I discover while traveling. My work is meant to be timeless.  I find hues, then mix them with something else, so the colors are truly original. I use 24 karat gold leaf from India on all my paintings.  It's my signature.

 I am self taught. My work is 100% original and comes from my own imagination. It's my hope that when you look at an Alicia John painting you feel all types of emotions that create a warm feeling inside.

  Photo: Alicia John Collection: Unknown Family 48x48

Photo: Alicia John Collection: Unknown Family 48x48


Gallery Opening: the Hallway at 701 Whaley

Columbia, SC


My first painting was inspired by my struggle to have a baby.  It's called "Unknown Family."  We welcomed our first born little girl 2 years later.  It has sold more than a dozen times. All originals, painted slightly different. To date I have sold more than 300 paintings.


Opening Collection Debut: Row Gallery

Columbia, SC