OCCUPATION: Visual artist/painter located in South Studio 12 at The Velvet Mill and graphic designer for Ocean House Management Collection.
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Bradford.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Painting four paintings and working on spring and summer print design projects for Ocean House Management properties.
I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: Painting in my studio, listening and dancing to live music with my friends, and being out in nature for inspiration.
MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Really committing to painting again after years of setting it aside, and putting it out in the world.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Inspiring people to do what they love and being compassionate.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: To spend some quality time with Mother Nature in a national park.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: A list.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: An artist and a therapist.
PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My father, Greg Piccolo.
FAVORITE AUTHOR: Pema Chödrön.
BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert and “The Power of Now,” by Eckhart Tolle
I AM LISTENING TO: My intuition.
FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Wizard of Oz.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Modern Family.”
FAVORITE SONG: This week it’s “Magic Hour” by Aoife O’Donovan.
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Pizza.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Instagram and Facebook.
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: A good sense of humor.
PET PEEVE: When someone pronounces my name as a-LISH-a (“lish” rhymes with “dish”) when they know my name isn’t pronounced that way.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” — Carl Jung
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The amazing music that is part of our town and the amazing music that passes through.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My cat, Sammy.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I drove across country in three days when I was in my 20s.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Choose simplicity.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Go easy on yourself and treat yourself like you would treat your best friend.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Remove violence.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Paint full-time.
I DRIVE A: Black 2002 VW Jetta.
I WISH I DROVE A: Racing green Mini Cooper.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Poland Spring water, eggs and lots of empty space.
IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: My mother, Patty Piccolo, and my grandmother, Virginia Kay.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro