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 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.