About Alise Sheehan

A lifelong Artist, Inventor and entepreneur Alise loves nothing more than a good adventure down a path she has not taken before. This spirit of adventure and love of mystery has led Alise to explore new ways of making art by marrying what she loves most which is nature, photography, and working with cool new technologies to acheive what she sees in her imagination and feels in her bones. The work shown here is just a sampling of what has been created using camera and ipad along with mixed media painting and encaustic like techniques.

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Alise Sheehan Art

July 7, 2016

The Constant Presence of The Quail

One of the sweetest memories of living in Healdsburg is the quail that were a constant source of joy - I miss them so!
Here is that memory in a painting.
Here Again
By Alise Sheehan

June 15, 2016

Prayer For White Buffalo

I returned a few days ago from a most amazing trip to the North Rim of The Grand Canyon as well as Zion and Bryce Canyon. How can I I describe this?? If you have not been plan to go and if you have, well then you know my search for words could take awhile. So as usual I default to my most well developed sense- creativity (is it a sense- hmmm?) Here is a piece I did when I returned- we saw some beautiful Buffalo on the way to the North Rim- crazing in a meadow surrounded by gorgeous trees. This is called The prayer to White Buffalo. I dedicate this to the victims and families of the horrible Orlando Masacre.

May 12, 2016

Dreaming Strong

I have been Dreaming strongly and vividly all my life - with many lucid and even precognitive experiences. This year I have taken this to another level studying with some amazing dream teachers- including Robert Moss, Stephen Aisenstadt and Sergio Magano.   I will share more about this subject with you. My art certainly is inspired by and includes reflections from my dreams. Enjoy and wishing you happy dreams!

March 23, 2016

Its all a mystery

Off to a retreat to learn about the great mysteries of life- will be a true adventure which is just what I love most. Back soon with hopefully something new to share.

February 27, 2016

Life in the abstract

Painting an abstract feels like life at times. Not knowing what it is really about but moving forward with purpose, finding a way to create balance with your senses. And being a mystery of sorts to everyone else- as they all create thier own meaning from what they experience in your painting.

January 27, 2016


"The fiercest dragons guard the richest treasures" Rilke

January 24, 2016

January 15, 2016

Embracing The Lines

Embracing The Lines
By Alise Sheehan

My art has taken me in a new direction- a turn unexpected and wonderful..
"I dream the painting and paint the dream" Van Gogh

January 11, 2016

Flower Child

Flower Child
A painting and a poem
By Alise Sheehan

Felt today like the only way to get past the hole in the ground

Was to jump into the dream
of a painting of water of a flower

Unbearable softness and grace

I am now on my knees
white light surrounding me
opening the darkness to reveal

That I AM the dark hole
the ground and the flower
the painter and the painting
the softness and the light

-Alise Sheehan

December 29, 2015

Dreaming of the landscape

My recent trip to Death Valley was awe inspiring and art inspiring! I am very excited about the new discoveries I have made in my process of creating. It beautifully combines my love if color, nature, photography, fabric and texture

December 24, 2015

We can decide to be the light

Path to the center by Alise Sheehan

"We make moment-by-moment decisions what kind of people to be -- whether to be someone who blesses, or who blames; someone who obsesses about past and future, or who dwells fully in the present; someone who whines about problems, or who creates solutions. It's always our choice what attitudinal ground to stand on: the emotional quicksand of negative thinking, or the airstrip of spiritual flight."
-Marianne Williamson

December 22, 2015

The Light to come

May the light of the coming year bring blossoms of joy and abundance into your lives!

December 12, 2015

Layering light

This piece is part of a new series that involves experimenting with light through glass. Layering paint, paper collage and photographic images on glass which all invoke the dream quality. Title "Looking through a dream"

November 18, 2015

The Art of Dreaming

I am a strong dreamer and dreaming is an important source of creativity and guidance for me. I am excited to be working on a new series of paintings inspired by my dreams. I am also in process of developing a new workshop to help others be inspired to create using thier dreams as guidance- more to come soon- stay tuned!

November 9, 2015

A Spiritual Journey

I returned from an amazing workshop in the high desert. Wonderment and peace are the two words I have for this time I took to honor all that has been deeply loved - and to now
continue on this amazing journey which is my life.