April ANS Updates!

**Enrollment is open for "Let's Create!" 2016 summer camps! I look forward to my 4th summer creating with kiddos. Visit here for all the info & contact me to enroll. **I am offering 3 summer classes for ages 5-6. Visit here for that info.

**Private lessons (space is limited) will be available through the summer - visit here for that info!

**I have posted my 2016-2017 art lesson info, including the edition of a new class!  Visit here for all the info & contact me to enroll.

**Alisa Nelson Studio is now Alisa Nelson Studio, LLC :)

**I've been painting up a storm & I'm putting the final touches on my Etsy store -- be watching for the grand opening in the next few weeks.





A Painting Birthday Party!

I've been wanting to try a painting birthday party for a while. My son turning 7 was the perfect reason to do my first one. He loves Thunder basketball so our theme was easy to come by! We painted in my studio, had cake & opened presents. The kids did amazing on their paintings & had an extra special party favor to take home :) We had a great time! DSC_0715








My Latest Paintings!

The month of October was filled with ART! Yay! October is already one of my favorite months of the year, but then to add several painting projects to it, well that makes it even better! I was asked to do 2 different commissioned paintings, both an honor & a challenge! The First - An acrylic painting of a wedding dress. My friend & neighbor, Julie, had seen a dress painting in the background of a movie set, which gave her the vision to have one painted for her own home. She picked out the color palette & loaned me a photo of her wedding dress, & I got to work! I never had realized how difficult painting a dress could be - getting the proportions right on the neckline, bodice & length was a fun challenge! 24x36 Acrylic ©2013AlisaNelsonStudio

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The Second - A watercolor/ink for Michael Armstrong's office at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond, OK. He has been a meteorologist for years & recently made a career change into the ministry. He & his lovely wife asked for a watercolor painting of a storm with the verses, Matthew 8:26 & Isaiah 60:20. The storm was quite the challenge but it was awesome to watch it come to life! 24x36 watercolor/ink ©2013 AlisaNelsonStudio

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Art for the DSACO!

Phil413wcinkMy sweet friend Jamie, whom I've known since we moved to OKC in 2002, asked me if I would be interested in doing a watercolor/ink painting to help raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma! I was thrilled to say yes, as I know the DSACO provides support & resources to many families right here in the OKC area! I painted an original 5x7 watercolor/ink of Philippians 4:13, which is their son, Josh's, life verse. You can purchase a print of the painting for $15. $10 of every print sold will go straight to DSACO! Think about purchasing one for yourself or for a future birthday or Christmas gift -- it IS just around the corner! :) Each print will be printed on high quality, linen paper & will come in a clear, protective envelope, ready to frame or give as a gift.

There are 3 ways to purchase - use the PayPal button at the bottom of this post, contact Jamie & pay her, or contact me & pay me. Sales will begin today & end on October 13th. After the sales period has ended, we will do all the printing & shipping of the prints. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Jamie. Josh & the DSACO thank you for your support!


photo credit - Legacy 49 Photography

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New Painting!

GreenCirclesPaintingOver Labor Day weekend I had some time to step away from commissions & art lesson planning...so I painted this for our living room! It has been in my head for a while, along with the canvas, which has been sitting in my studio for months. I am really into green these days...especially lime green...and circles...and painting abstracts! I find it so freeing & I love to just let my brush take me where it wants to go. I am really pleased with how this one turned out! ©2013AlisaNelsonStudio - 33x44 Acrylic on canvas

If you are interested in this painting or having a commission piece done for your home, please use my contact tab to get in touch with me!

5x5 Art Show & Sale

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I loved creating these colorful acrylic 5x5 paintings for the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond's upcoming "5x5 Show & Sale." If you are local, join us on May 5th! You won't be disappointed!


Recent Commissions

I love doing paintings for baby nurseries / new mommies. It is fun to know I am contributing to such a special space! The Maggie Grace painting (12x24 acrylic) was a commission to coordinate with the "Brooklyn" Pottery Barn nursery bedding. I love the verse they asked me to include. The Bushel & a Peck painting was a fun one too!  (12x24 acrylic). ©2013 Alisa Nelson Studio maggie1




art at work

I have been busy painting lately, which makes me very happy! I could hide upstairs in my art studio for hours with only my art supplies and my pandora stations & you would never hear me complain. The first two photos are commission pieces done for a local pediatrician's office. I really enjoyed doing these - the first one is a 24x36 acrylic painting that will hang above the baby scale. The second is also a 24x36 acrylic that will hang in an exam room with a butterfly theme. The third photo is a commission painting that I did for a friend's dining room - 2 18x18 acrylic paintings.

a few more photos:

©2012 Alisa Nelson

commissioned work

I was commissioned to do these for a friend's dining room - 2 18x18 acrylics. I had a lot of fun doing these - the couple gave me freedom to do whatever I wanted. Fun, but a little scary too! I enjoyed experimenting with color & design.
©2009 Alisa Nelson


These are 12x12 acrylic paintings that I did for a friend's living room.
©2009 Alisa Nelson

paintings & drawings

Squares Painting - 18x18 Acrylic - my own take on a painting I saw in a Ballard Designs Magazine

18x18 Acrylic

18x18 Acrylic - Painted for a faculty art show at the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond

18x24 - Poppies - My first oil painting

8x10 commissioned Prisma Color drawing

©2008 Alisa Nelson