Paul Alico was born and educated in Buffalo, New York. He received a degree in Art Education from the State University College at Buffalo. For 20 years he served on the Buffalo Fire Department, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant.

Wildlife was my initial attraction, but as I began working hundreds of firefighting incidents, I started to artistically portray them. It was then that I discovered the greater the connection to an experience, the stronger the art. To this day I strive to fully engage with the subject matter (working primarily in the plein air tradition), whether it be a person, or place, and living the art.  Continual application, and observation of light, shadow, value, color, edges, and paint quality, will  help you gradually attain noticeable improvement.  The endeavor is difficult, and the journey unending, however it is these qualities that make the entire creative process, more rewarding, and satisfying.


• Exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists
• Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit
• Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse Show
• Grand Bohemian Gallery, Savannah, GA
• Kathi Eagan Fine Art, Williamsville, NY
• Vern Stein Fine Art, Williamsville, NY
• Meibohm Fine Art, East Aurora, NY
• Brian Art Galleries, Buffalo, NY
• Friedmans Gallery, Savannah, GA
• 10 years private exhibiting room at G&R Gallery of Wildlife, West Seneca, NY 4
• Eminent Design, Buffalo, NY
• Averill Gallery, Buffalo, NY
• Gallery of Russell Fink, Lorton, VA
• Annapolis Marine Art Gallery, Annapolis, MD

• Decoy Den Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL
• Mangroves Gallery, Marco Island, FL
• Disque Gallery, Naples, FL
• Fine Line Gallery, Buffalo, NY
• Orvis Shop, Williamsville, NY
• Solo, and 2 man show at Just Pasta, Buffalo, NY
• Six years Clayton Wildlife Show, Clayton, NY
• Twelve years Easton Waterfowl Festival, Blue & Gold Rooms, Easton, MD
• Past Winner of the Western New York Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year Award
• Cover of Size Up Magazine
• Cover Annual Report Buffalo Fire Department
• Numerous awards at outdoor art shows in Western New York
• Plein air article in South Magazine