Artist, Alisa Steady - Photo courtesy of Doug Vojtko, Douglas Productions Copyright 2016



Painting is my absolute passion, so much so that I left my ho hum corporate job to follow my artistic calling. I was born an artist, and attended art school in the 1990s. I have been painting professionally since 2010. I love painting with acrylic, and incorporate other mediums into my work like oil pastel and graphite.  I'm known mainly for capturing the soul of animals on canvas.

Alisa Steady grew up in a family of artists, actors and writers who have mentored and influenced her art over the years.  In 1994 Alisa attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois, to study watercolor and illustration.  Since then, she has become a much sought after professional artist, working from her studio in Antioch, Illinois.  Alisa uses paper, molding paste and thick paint to bring depth and voice to her work.  Known for  her vivid, whimsical and sometimes soulful depiction of animals and wildlife in general, Alisa has developed a worldwide following of fans and collectors.


How do you ship artwork and how soon will I receive it?  

All my artwork is packaged and shipped professionally for safe arrival with tracking and insurance. I use Federal Express Ground in the United States, and Federal Express International for all non-United States destinations.

You will receive your artwork within a week, depending on when the purchase was made. I always let my clients know when I've been to the Fed X store to drop of their artwork, and provide tracking information as well.

What are shipping costs?

Shipping costs are always tricky. Basically the larger the canvas, the higher the cost of shipping. 11x14" traditional canvases ( 7/8" sides) can be shipped USPS, and are cost effective when shipping. But any canvas larger than 11x14" both traditional and gallery wrapped (with a range of deeper sized edges) will be shipped via Federal Express ground. Cost of shipping depends on size of canvas + weight. Purchaser of artwork will be responsible for additional cost of shipping + insurance on a painting. 

Is your artwork framed?

No my artwork is not framed because my art isn't meant to be framed. I do paint the sides of the canvas to match the painting for a consistent and professional look.

Please note all international shipments are sent off the canvas stretcher bars in a tube. This is because the cost of shipping canvas overseas is several hundred dollars.

Is your artwork insured during shipping?

Yes. I always insure paintings during the shipping process.

What should I do if the art arrives damaged?

If your artwork arrives damaged in any way, please contact me immediately. We'll cry together, and then figure out a plan to get the damaged painting fixed by a professional in your area. If that is not an option and the painting is damanged beyond repair, then we'll work together to have the painting sent back to me, and I will either recreate the piece (though it won't be exactly the same), or I shall refund your money.

Do you have a guarantee / return policy?

I guarantee that you will be the recipient of a highly professional piece of artwork which has been varnished for protection against UV rays and dirt / dust. My return policy is on a case by case basis which I work with the client to come to the best and happiest resolution.

If we both agree that the piece of art is to be returned, I will only accept return of the artwork if it arrives in the same condition as when it left my studio. Also, the art must be shipped back to me professionally packaged for safe arrival. Recipient will pay cost of the shipping.

Does your artwork come with a Certificate of Authenticity?

Yes. Each of my paintings arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity for your records.

How to I keep my artwork clean?

All my artwork has been varnished for protection against UV rays and dirt; however, extra precaution should be taken to ensure the longevity of an acrylic painting. Avoid hanging painting in direct sunlight. Avoid cleaning surface of painting with solvents (and water) - this will harm the surface of painting and could cause extensive damage. To clean, spray canned air across surface to gently blow off dust and dirt. Seek out professional services to clean painting. An experienced art conservator will have the best method to assure the safety of a painting.

See My Work Here!



Red Thread Gallery, Des Moines, IA - website:

Swell Gallery, West Dundee, IL  - website:


'The Animal Soul' solo show at Swell Gallery, West Dundee, IL - May 13 - 28, 2016


Award Winning Artist 'Animals 2016' Art Exhibition, Online Gallery Light, Space & Time