Alice Amelia Innes attended school in Woodstock, Ontario where she received art lessons, as well as traveled to Toronto frequently to attend piano lessons. With encouragement to pursue a career in art from her family, she moved to Toronto to study at The Ontario College of Art where she met her mentor, and became the protégée of notable landscape artist J.W Beatty. Innes traveled and sketched across Canada, showing a similar style to Beatty. Due to the difficulties of pursuing a career in the arts as a woman at the time, her work was heavily ignored but did not go completely unnoticed. Once her mentor passed away she traveled to British Columbia, where she displayed the most progress in developing her own style and pushing her own artistic boundaries. Once she moved back to Woodstock in 1955 Innes’ enthusiasm and community involvement declined, and she became ill. Upon her passing Innes’ remaining pieces were auctioned off.