Painting is a never-ending journey where there is always a challenge, a learning experience and inspiration to record. Inspiration is abundant when you are constantly painting, be it technical or spiritual. I have always been visually excited by nature and painting is my way of putting into words the connection I feel to the landscape. If I can capture that energy and make a connection with the collector on an emotional level, then I’ve created a successful painting.
Marissa was born and raised in Montana where a love for the outdoors instilled an emotional connection to the landscape. She currently lives in Charleston, SC painting the marsh, children at the beach or tractors on a construction site. Her use of thick paint and bold brush strokes brings an emotional vitality into her work.
Marissa studied graphic design / fine art at Montana State University. She has studied under artists such as Bill Davidson and Karen Hewitt Hagan.
When all is said and done, the one sole condition that makes spiritual happiness
and preserves it is the absence of doubt”.
– Mark Twain