(b. 1971) is a mid-career artist living in Seattle,
Washington. She has studied at The National Academy of Design and
the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Aristides is an Elizabeth
Greenshields grant recipient.
is actively dedicated to rebuilding a traditional arts education in
the United States. This is exemplified by her teaching and writing.
She was an original member of the Water Street Atelier and currently
teaches at The Seattle Academy of Fine Art where she founded the
award winning Classical Atelier Program. Aristides is a regular
contributor to Artist Magazine and is currently writing two books
for Watson-Guptill, Classical Drawing Atelier and Classical Painting
Atelier. Aristides' work is imbued with confidence and bravura. An
innate drawing talent permeates her work. Her work invites the
viewer to share an inner world as she explores her identity through
the roles of artist, teacher, historian and mother. Aristides
utilizes historical references which entices the viewer's intellect.
She employs a rich warm palette, reminiscent of another age.
Self Portrait in Thought
J's Red Shirt
The Things That are Not
Lilies and LaFarge
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