Ali Cavanaugh

“Lost”, Watercolor on panel, 2021, 30″ x 30″


Ali Cavanaugh (American, b. 1973) is an internationally collected fine artist. She studied painting at Kendall College of Art and Design and the New York Studio Residency Program in New York City, earning a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in 1995. At the age of 22, she co-founded an atelier  -The New School Academy of Fine Art- in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2001. It was during her six years in Santa Fe that she developed her modern fresco process on kaolin clay. Her paintings have been the subject of numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions. Cavanaugh’s  paintings have been featured on book covers, countless internet features such as the Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, Artsy and in numerous print publications including The New York Times Magazine, American Art Collector, American Artist Watercolor. She has painted portraits for TIME magazine and The New York Times. Her work is featured in more than 400 private and corporate collections throughout the North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She currently lives in St Louis, Missouri with her husband and their four children.



-Renderforest “Ali Cavanaugh – The World in Blue”

– Artists on Art – “Baby Painting by Ali Cavanaugh” (March/April p 36-47)


-Artsy (online editorial “Probing Portraits” January 7th)


-American Art Collector (September p 140-141)

-American Art Collector (December p 86)

-Pratique des Arts (portrait edition p 100-101)

-Fine Art Connoisseur  (December Water Oil Bronze)

-Poets and Artists book “50 Memorable Painters of 2015” curated by John Seed and Didi Menendez

-The Art of Watercolour (December p 24)

-Huffington Post (December 19th  “50 Memorable Painters”)


-American Art Collector 100th Issue (February- COVER and p 49, 154)

-American Art Collector (October p 136)

-Fine Art Connoisseur (October p 78)

-Nashville Arts Magazine (June- COVER and p 88-89)

-Nashville Arts Magazine (August p 72-75)

-Watercolor Artist Magazine (April, 5th Annual Watercolor Showcase p 32)

-Poets and Artists Magazine Issue #55 Raw Beauty curated by Sergio Gomez (May)

-Poets and Artists Magazine Issue #56 Celebration curated by Daniel Maidman (June)

-PORTFOLIO magazine, Kendall College of Art and Design (Summer Issue- p 10, 11, 13)

-St. Austin Review (May/June p 23)

-The Mockingbird  (Winter 2014 cover)

-The Mockingbird  (Summer 2014 p 91)

-Ampersand spokesperson- my paintings used on all promotional materials such as brochures and art supply store banners


-Huffington Post (September, 3)

-Fine Art Connoisseur (September)

– Hi Fructose (January, 5)

-American Art Collector (September, Issue 95, p 110-111)

-Empty: Issue 22 (p 28-33)


-New York Times magazine (December, year end commemorative issue, Chavela Vargas)

-American Art Collector (November p 56)

-St Austin Review (Fall Issue)

-Les Bonnes Personnes, novel by V. Papineau (Cover Artist)


-The Artist’s Magazine (March)

-The Art of Watercolour (Summer Issue)

-l’Art de l’Aquarelle (Summer Issue)

-American Art Collector (May)

-American Art Collector (October)

-American Art Collector (November)

-St Louis Review (April 1)

-Daniel Smith Reference Catalogue (2011-2012)


-American Art Collector (November)

-Artsee Magazine (Nov/Dec)

-New American Paintings No.88

-573 Insider (Sept/Oct – cover artist)

-Envoy Magazine (volume 9.3)

-Charleston Contemporary Arts Examiner (January)


-ARTnews (October Issue editorial review, p 134-135)

-American Art Collector (December – cover artist)

-Watercolor Artist (December – Delicate Dichotomies)

-The Memphis Flyer (Memphis, Carol Knowles- June)

-The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Bill Ellis- June)


-International Artist Magazine (Finalist in International Figurative competition, December)

-American Artist (Watercolor Featured artist, Fall Issue)

-Art Calendar Magazine (August – cover artist)

-Daniel Smith Catalogue   (Full page feature in summer art supply catalog)


-Southwest Art Magazine (Artist to Watch – September)

– American Art Collector (September p 140-141)

-American Art Collector (December p 86)

-Pratique des Arts (portrait edition p 100-101)

-Poets and Artists book “50 Memorable Painters of 2015” curated by John Seed and Didi Menendez