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!