A lifelong artist and entrepreneur, Alise loves nothing more than an adventure down a road not taken. 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 new technologies to achieve what she sees in her imagination and feels in her bones.

November 27, 2013

Thankful for Persimmons and so much more...

A friendly neighbor brought me these persimmons- in the perfect bowl they will make a great still life painting! Thankful for  all my neighbors, friends customers, colleagues and everyone who has brought me smiles, support - and persimmons!! Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2013

A visit to San Francisco's Art Museums

It takes 1.5 or 2 hours to get there from Healdsburg but every time I go to San Francisco I feel overwhelmed with gratitude to live near such a fabulous city. Yesterday I visited 2 major art exhibits at equally impressive venues- the Hockney exhibit at The De Young in Golden Gate Park and Anders Zorn at The Palace of the Legion of Honor. There is no more beautiful site than on a sunny day at the latter which is perched on a hill overlooking the ocean and Golden Gate Bridge. I went with my good friend Lorraine Vail which is always a day filled with art and magic. Anders Zorn was the wonderful surprise of the day- even though The Hockney exhibit was a treat- the ipad paintings ARE groundbreaking. This painting at the Zorn exhibit brought tears to my eyes- it was truly that powerful. See it if you can- its there till Feb 2.

November 18, 2013

Thank you thank you thank you!

So many things to be grateful for - and lots of amazing changes soon to come.
A big thank you to all of my wonderful customers because of you I am able to live my dream. You truly are a gift!

November 7, 2013

Wine country living

There is so much to love about living here in one of the most beautiful places in earth. I have traveled quite a bit and it really is at the top if the list. Sonoma county in the fall is quite a feast of color and the weather is Spectacular too. So I guess thats why I am inspired to create artwork about wine- and where there's wine there must be chocolate!

November 3, 2013


Had so much fun this weekend creating artwork on my iPad. It's a whole new world. I can now
do so many amazing things to bring my ideas and visions into reality. I have always taken photos wherever I go of anything I see that's unusual etc so I have a treasure chest of images as well as loving to paint.. It's all coming together.