Analisa Chase is an artist living and working in South Carolina.
Analisa Chase is an abstract and representational realistic multi-media artist. She currently resides in Bluffton, SC (a hop, skip and a jump from Hilton Head Island) with her husband and two boys living out their dream.
Over the past twenty years, she has continued to explore different art forms and mediums and expand her skills and knowledge. Quite often she will use her life experiences, nature, people, and cultures to guide her artistic visions to the canvas. Bold use of color and textured layers of various media make up her compositions. Because of this, her artwork has found appreciative homes in both the private and commercial sectors.
Although she is not classically trained, she attributes her artistic abilities and talent to her rich family heritage of self-taught musicians, artists and craftsmen. She was always encouraged by her parents to express herself in the arts, which she loved and had a passion for. While in school, she received various awards and recognitions; Especially notable was the selection of her piece called "Golden Eagle" which was placed on exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. This was the moment when her artistic career actually started.
Ultimately, there isn’t a rhyme, reason, or in-depth thought process when she begins a new composition. She generally lets the music play and her brush take over. Whatever the end result, she feels as though it is meant to be. The artwork she creates is a combination of what her mind perceives, what her body senses - in a dark and peculiar, yet soft and refined way. Each piece represents a vision, a thought, an emotion, a place or thing in her life’s journey that needed to be expressed or focused on. It’s truly her therapy!
As in most people's lives, things don't always go as planned, and Analisa is no exception to that rule. She has always struggled with emotions and communication from an early age...and still does. Although having a fantastic upbringing, she was always that shy but not so shy individual. She was socially awkward and weird. Since 1986, she has been battling Meniere’s Disease to date; In addition to this, suffered with postpartum depression after her first child (2008); And then was later diagnosed with Lyme Disease (2009) and Severe Anxiety Disorder and continues to cope with the effects today. You could say that she shows more through the canvas then in her day-to-day interacting with others. Art has been and still is her coping mechanism. She will never allow herself to give up and be defeated by what life throws at her. Analisa’s faith and strong determination has led her to this place, where she takes one day at a time, thankful and blessed to be doing what she loves!
In general, she has always wondered what her true "calling" was/is. Every person having a gift; something they can do to contribute to society in a positive and beneficial manner; Painting...creating...bringing an imaginary beautiful idea to life and sharing that with the world, that's Analisa’s!
ABOUT THE WORK
My Creative Process
"Well, I have to say it’s not an exact science for me. I’m constantly evolving as an artist, learning new skills and techniques. Mostly observing and gathering information from those I see as mentors in the art realm or who seem to have it all pulled together! I have a very active imagination, which means a thought comes and goes, my emotions change on a dime and my brush to canvas has no guidelines to follow."
The Tools & The Space
"I’m a free-style painter...meaning, I kinda slap paint on the canvas and see where it ends up. I do however gesso my surfaces (whatever I’m using) even the pre-primed ones. I normally tone the canvas (under painting), and then start on the project. I use mediums with my paints and I varnish my painting(s) when completed, but only if they are being sold or going in a gallery. I work in my home studio on tables, easels, walls & floor. My favorite materials are Royal & Langnickel brushes, Liquitex & Golden paints, a color wheel and a cup of coffee."
"When I paint my mind is free, it’s solace, in a zen like essence. My entire body is engulfed in the canvas and transforms me into an alternative universe, so it would seem. That is all! I literally go with the flow!"
Mood & Music
"Mood is everything in a painting, especially in creating a new piece of artwork. I choose music based on how I feel. This creates my flow - the vibes to which help pick my color palette and eventually what transpires on the canvas as far as subject matter (If there is one)."
2016 - 2017
Analisa Chase Fine Art Collection, The Winery at La Grange, Haymarket, VA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Conservation of Nature/Wildlife, New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Fall Art at The Mill, Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA
Chaos, Artists in Middleburg Gallery, Middleburg, VA
Twelfth Night, Tryst Gallery, Leesburg, VA
24th Annual Judged Show, Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA) Gallery, Bluffton, SC
Anything Goes - Member Show, Art league of Hilton Head Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC
Transparency and Light - NAWA SC Chapter, USCB-Center for the Arts, Beaufort, SC
Capturing The Low Country in Painting, Hampton Lake Art Group & Community Members, Bluffton, SC (February)
Art presentation & demonstration of Analisa Chase Fine Art, Hampton Lake Art Group, Bluffton, SC (April)
HONORS & AWARDS
"My artwork isn't about one subject or another. The artwork itself is about seeing what's beyond the canvas, what feeling it invokes. I utilize my thoughts, emotions and life events as inspiration and a tool to create a visual image depicting its own story. I also consider each piece as a conceptual overview of my dreams, thoughts, and emotions coming to life in a very abstract way. In turn, whether a conscious or subconscious result, my paintings tend to be soft and refined yet dark and peculiar. With this process I've been able to form my unique technique and style of painting."
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