Primarily self-taught, my artwork is centered around our relationship with the natural world. In our very busy lives, with many distractions, being surrounded by nature reconnects me to my soul and revitalizes me. It is in nature that I feel renewed and inspired.
My goal is to rekindle memories that would make you escape the busy-ness of the modern world. To be able to reflect back into simpler times and happy memories. A time to just "be".
Each painting is a memory to our connection to Mother Earth, with the hope that my paintings take you back to your special moment and the many stories in between.
Marissa is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and Ontario Society of Artists who integrates the principles of Feng Shui into her artwork. Her practice in this ancient form of metaphysics has inspired her to create landscapes that brings awareness to our interconnectivity to nature.
With a BA Economics degree and years in various corporate roles, Marissa currently facilitates art workshops in the Durham Region and at her home studio. She has attended various courses at the Toronto School of Art and is a member of numerous art associations.
2019, she was one of the 18 selected artists to participate in the inaugural
Landscape Artist of the Year Canada TV show on CBC and Makeful TV. Marissa
is currently the President of the Society of Canadian Artists and a member of
the Ontario Society of Artists, East Central Ontario Arts Association and
Federation of Canadian Artists.
I am inspired by the vast beauty of our natural world. Here in Ontario, Canada where I live, I am drawn to the beauty of our provincial parks and conservation areas. Algonquin Provincial Park is one of my favorite destinations and the numerous lakes, creeks and forests inspire me.
you do not have to go far away to find inspiration. I find unexpected
beauty in creeks and marsh land in and around the Durham Region, rural pastures
and farmlands. As a matter of fact, the creek on the ravine behind our
home has been a muse for several of my plein air paintings. Nature
surrounds us and I am grateful.
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