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Alicia LaChance


St. Louis Children’s Hospital


BJC HealthCare

About the Artwork

On each floor of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, art themes connect patients and visitors to the nearby Forest Park attractions. Our client envisioned a lively and cheery atmosphere to uplift patients, families, and staff. The brightly painted oars in this piece are a colorful and literal nod to the park’s popular Boathouse attraction.

This acrylic-on-wood piece, displayed in a shadowbox, connects the hospital to its immediate surrounding neighborhood. The vibrant colors are a reminder of the enjoyment of nature and outdoor activities, evoking positive emotions and inspiring hope and healing.

About the Artist

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Alicia LaChance is an abstract and contemporary painter whose style evolved from her early work in fashion and industrial and fashion design. She uses abstract imagery and symbols in her paintings to express a modern graphic language and connect to the history or story behind a piece.

Folksy yet modern, LaChance’s paintings inspire thoughts about a community and its local culture. LaChance was an excellent fit for this project because she is local to the area and incorporates vibrant colors and patterns which align with our client’s vision.

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