Alisan C. Andrews, SWA, SAG
Alisan has been painting since childhood showing promise early while painting with her artist grandmother, Alice Knight Tenny. She produced two-award winning murals in Santa Barbara while still in High School and received numerous community awards. Alisan is currently President the Sequoia Art Group, now in its 51st year in Redwood City.
Alisan majored in Fine Arts and worked mostly in oils. She was a popular artist in the seventies with bay area musicians and her career including an exhibit of those paintings, which was featured in “Night on the Town” San Francisco Chronicle.
In the late 90’s Alisan changed her focus to watercolor; studying at University Santa Cruz, and with artists Ferenc Besze, Stuart Givot, Karen Frey, Jim Gleeson, Sonja Hamilton, Floy Zittin, Dale Laitenen Michael Reardon and others, and currently participates in the Masters Program with Jane Hoffstetter at the Trident Museum. She was the “Artists in Residence 2011” for workshop in Poppi, Italy and currently teaches a watercolor class at College of San Mateo Community Education, Redwood City Community Center and Little House Community Center.
Alisan is a signature and Board member of The Society of Western Artists and the Sequoia Art Group. She is a member of Santa Clara Watercolor Society, and the California Watercolor Association. Alisan is also a Board member of the Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation, ARTS RWC as Secretary and V.P. to the Society of Western Arts and Gallery Manager.
Her work can be seen in the Society of Western Artists Gallery, Caldwell Memorial Art Gallery, Gallery Annex, RWC City Hall, and RWC Central Library. She has awards from the Society of Western Artists, the Sequoia Art Group, San Mateo County Fair, Santa Clara Watercolor Society and others. Most of Alisan’s work is for sale. She has recently sold two major pieces to private collectors.