Sep 14, 2017

Little Sandman

"Little Sandman" $125
4x4" oil on gessoboard; unframed. © Sally Shisler, 2017.
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Aug 18, 2017

Cool Day at the Beach - SOLD

"Cool Day at the Beach" $150
6x6" oil on gessoboard. Sally Shisler, 2017.
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May 23, 2017

Sale paintings

Lots of oldies but goodies at a fraction of the original prices.
Contact me by email if you'd like to make a purchase.
Please note both the title and number of the painting as it appears here.
Shipping will be additional. Paypal only please.
Happy shopping!

1. 8x10" waves crashing over rocks, acrylic. No frame. $50

 2. 8x10" beach palm tree, acrylic. No frame. $50

  3. 8x10" large white wave, acrylic. No frame. $50

 4. 8x10" overlooking rocks and sea, acrylic. No frame. $50

 5. 12x16" Pastor Jeff's House, oil. No frame. $75

 6. 12x16" Up on Lust Road Hill, oil. No frame. $75

7. 12x16" sunset road scene, oil. No frame. $75

8. SOLD 4x4" Impatience II, oil. No frame. $25

9. 5x7" Twilight Reflection, oil. No frame. $40

10. 4x6" mountain abstract, oil. No frame. $40

12. 5x7" From Quiet Corner, oil. No frame. $40

13. 5x7" Limekiln State Park 1, oil. No frame. $40

14. 5x7" Limekiln State Park 2, oil. No frame. $40

15. SOLD 6x6" Valley View, oil. No frame. $40

16. SOLD 6x8" Home in the Woods, oil. 

17. SOLD 8x10" Cools of the Forest, oil. No frame.

18. SOLD 8x10" Connie's Pasture, oil.

19. SOLD 8x10" Morning Feed, oil.

20. 8.5x11" Shropshire Orchids, oil. No frame. $55

21. SOLD 12x12" Desert Brush, oil.

22. SOLD 11x14" Polasek Trees, oil.

23. 11x14" Pastoral Peace, oil. No frame. $75

24. SOLD  11x14" Cools of the Forest, oil.

 25. 6x6" Desert Mount, oil. No frame. $50

26. SOLD 4x4" Amber Fall, oil. No frame. $20

27. SOLD - 3x3" Rocks, Trees & Water, oil. With frame. $25

28. 3x3" Dusk in Cream, oil. With frame. $25

29. 9x12" A Nice Merlot, acrylic. No frame. $75

Apr 25, 2017

"Blue Water Wings" - SOLD

"Blue Water Wings" $125
4x4" oil on gessoboard. Sally Shisler, 2017.
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Can't believe it's now only 3 months 'til I finish school and begin practicing as an Occupational Therapy practitioner! It was seeming like a long haul when I last posted on this blog, but soon the dream will be reality. My last post gives an idea of the direction I'm heading in OT. I had the honor of working with traumatic brain injury and stroke patients last term. These are very unique individuals with complex rehab needs that combine mental and physical recovery. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a major player. Happily, art therapy has proven to be a very effective form of remediation! I'll be delving deeply into the how's and why's of it while writing my last research paper before I graduate. It's going to be a very busy 3 months. Stay tuned for my next post : )

Dec 1, 2016

O Holy Night

"O Holy Night" $100
3x2" oil on canvas. Sally Shisler, 2016.
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I hope to bring you little gems each day of December. May we celebrate the spirit of the season by welcoming peace, joy, and love into our hearts. This first painting was inspired by a vintage angel figurine. All that came to mind was the reverent and powerful hymn, O Holy Night.

Nov 20, 2016

"Everything Old is New Again", Sally Shisler

"Everything Old is New Again"
10x8"- $300. Sally Shisler, 2016.
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Greetings to all my devoted followers! Thanks to those of you who have checked in regularly, curious as to my whereabouts, and asking what was going on. To catch you up, this post highlights features of my recent personal journey and also gives you a peek at my new path and some upcoming events.

Life took a sharp, 180-degree turn in the spring and summer of last year; 2015. Anticipating the big '50', I began to question life's purpose. Although fearful and uncertain, I knew I had to make several major decisions. The ones I made have proven to be good. Through the process, I've found myself happier and healthier than ever. I turned 50 in September, and I've landed in the most contented of spaces. Eight months from now I will begin a second career in the field of Occupational Therapy. Some of you may ask what OT is...

"Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability." 

During my studies, (and other major life transitions), I rarely entertained conscious thoughts of my painting days. It was a much needed, clean break for a while. Occasionally I'd question whether or not I would ever pick up a palette knife again. All things come full circle - especially things that pose the greatest of struggles. Slowly, I'm learning to fully embrace the unique gifts that the universe has given me. Sharing them creates space for others to bestow their unique gifts upon me. The process makes us whole.

2017 will be a life-changing year. It begins with my 4th fieldwork rotation at an amazing facility called Neulife Rehabilitation. They serve clients and their families who have suffered devastating effects of catastrophic injuries. Here I'll start developing my own client-centered treatment approach to facilitate holistic therapeutic healing. Palette knife painting will be an important aspect of my patients' physical, mental, and spiritual recovery process. Also, I get to receive the unique gifts that they will certainly be giving to me as part of our experience together. I cannot wait!!

As for my original career in painting, new things are coming up around the bend, including local and regional workshops, as well as a weekly open studio event, starting the first of the year, with my good friend and painting partner, Noreen Coup. Check out her website to for more information on that.

Stay tuned for more details regarding my 2017 workshops. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy viewing my new work. As before, these new works are for direct sale through this blog.

May 15, 2015


All original oil paintings below are priced at $50 each; many include a frame, others do not. Price is still $50.  Unless otherwise indicated, size is 4x4". S/H is an additional $15.  I accept Paypal payment only.  First come/first served, so email me right away if you see something you like!

1. Untitled; 3x3"; comes with frame

 2. Inspiration; 3x3"; comes with frame

 3. Untitled; 3x3" comes with frame

4. Another Country Scene; 4x4"; SOLD

5. Untitled; 5x5"; no frame available
6. Boathouse; 4x4"; SOLD

7. Untitled; 4x4"; no frame available

8. Untitled; 6x6; no frame available

9. A Fall Day; 3.75x3.75"; no frame available

10. In the Shade; 7x5" framed

11. In the Spotlight; 7x5" framed
12. Off the Wall; 4x4"; SOLD

13. Drum Solo; 4x4" SOLD

14. Red Velvet; 5x3" no frame available

15. Twirling - no frame available

16. Under the Umbrella; 4x4" framed.