Alisa Shea

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Alisa Shea

United States

Alisa Shea is a child of the 70s from Normal (yes, Normal), Illinois.  Despite a clear passion and aptitude for fine art, Ms. Shea was persuaded to forego an art education in favor of more practical pursuits.  In 2013—two decades, two degrees, and several jobs later--following her husband's diagnosis of Early Onset Parkinson's Disease, she decided she could no longer defer her artistic goals and left an established career in health outcomes research in order to pursue painting full time.  Ms. Shea currently works exclusively in watercolor.  She  lives and works in Northport, New York with her husband, two sons, and one beautiful English bulldog.  She has no representation, hoards her work in the closet, and paints in the kitchen surrounded by her husband's stupid records [the sale of which actually makes Ms. Shea's art "career" financially possible, so she guesses they're not that stupid afterall].

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