About Alisa 

I paint stylized feminine figures that are often described as whimsical. Often my figures are depicted in conjunction with animals or sea-creatures, exploring the human-animal connection and raising questions about people and their interaction with the natural world. I enjoy conjuring feelings of nostalgia and yearning, and like to dabble in quirkiness, sarcasm and irony. My inspiration often comes from my love of folk art, mythology, icons, and the feminine/goddess mystique. Recently I spent a sabbatical year of adventure aboard a sailboat exploring the Caribbean and Central America. This time spent at sea continues to  influence my work, with aquatic life, water and the colors of the sea end up in most of my work.

Although I spent nearly twenty years painting murals, specialized wall finishes, and hand-painted furniture pieces, I now focus on acrylic and mixed media paintings.  Primarily self taught, I hail from a long line of artists, and have studied art in a variety arenas, including classes and workshops with master artists. I am a voracious reader, and enjoy collecting experiences, folk art, and textiles from around the world.

I am currently represented by The Cottage Gallery on Los Rios, located in the historic Los Rios District in San Juan Capistrano, CA. 

Recent Exhibitions


Guest Artist

The Cottage Gallery, San Juan Capistrano, CA


Women in Art Exhibition

Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA


Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA


Small Works Exhibit  

Lemonade Stand Gallery, Key West, FL

(Juror: Letty Nowak)

Small Work - BIG TALENT 

Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

52nd Annual Art Show

Newport Beach Art Exhibition, Newport Beach, CA

(Juror: James Stombotne)


51st Annual Art Show 

Newport Beach Art Exhibition, Newport Beach, CA

  (Juror: Joseph Lewis)



Linus Galleries, Los Angeles, CA 


Fertile Ground  

Fragment Gallery, Tucson, AZ

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