Alissa, a contemporary landscape artist from North Vancouver, Canada, has made acrylics her medium of choice, infusing abstract and impressionistic elements into her work. Her artistic journey began during her early years and she pursued her passion further at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and the prestigious Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. Throughout her artistic evolution, Alissa's visual and conceptual style transcended into her graphic design work, but her true calling lies in capturing the essence of nature's beauty. Her semi-abstract acrylic creations convey the tranquil spirit of the West Coast, shunning conventional representation in favor of her authentic impressions.
She paints landscapes through her subjective lens, using colors, shapes, and textures to create a mosaic of collective moments. Alissa's ultimate goal is to impart serenity to the viewer. Her creative process involves a blend of visualization, contemplation and painting, all carefully orchestrated to convey the tranquility she perceives in nature. Every brushstroke exudes an intuitive and meditative energy, reflecting her profound connection to the natural world. Alissa's art encourages viewers to pause and reflect on the encompassing beauty and peace. Her portfolio comprises both real and imagined places, inviting viewers to join in her experiences.
In addition to her artistic pursuits, Alissa is an experienced painting instructor, with her works featured in numerous juried group exhibitions on the North Shore and in Vancouver. Her art graces private collections around the world, including the corporate collection of the NYSPCC (New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). Her collaborations with Saatchi Art have led her to projects in hospitality settings in San Diego, New Mexico, and Murrieta, USA.