72 Willingham Rd.
Lakeview, AR 72642
Directions: From the intersection of AR62B and AR5N in Mountain Home, turn onto AR5N and travel 6.2 miles to Midway and turn left onto AR178W. Travel 4.8 miles and turn left just past Grover Township Fire Station onto Trimble Flats Lane. Continue for 1 mile, around a sharp right curve, and turn left onto Willingham Road to the third house on the left. There are 2 driveways to the house. Walk up the first driveway to the sidewalk along the back of the house. Katie’s studio is inside the garage on your right, before the entrance to the house. Allie’s studio is through the kitchen. (Someone will be there to guide you.) Park in the driveways or along Willingham Rd. There is a pond on the property. Please do not leave children unattended.
As one of six children in her family, Alli Wade Wiseman was born and raised in the Bull Shoals area. She is an award-winning artist, whose realistic images range in medium from colored pencil and graphite to watercolor. She focuses her subject matters mainly on portraits and wildlife. Both Renaissance and more contemporary artists inspire her work and influence her style. She says that Rosa Bonhur, Michelangelo, Norman Rockwell, and Adam Grimm are such artists, but “what inspires me to create the most, is the fact that I can make something that somebody actually wants to have in their home to look at every day.”
Alli grew up being home-schooled with her siblings and attributes much of her success to her supportive parents. “We were homeschooled, and a great part of that training was that my parents made sure to encourage us and help us achieve our goals wherever they could, in order that we would develop the talent that God gave us.” Since discovering and developing her talents, Alli has earned several “Best in Show” awards at both county and state art competitions and has shown her work during the Harvest Fest at Silver Dollar City. She loves what she does. “Now I draw every day, doing commissions and selling my art,” she says.