Hello, my name is Carissa!

I've been doodling and drawing ever since I was a naked baby painting with watercolors in the kitchen sink.

Growing up I didn't fully understand what having this artistic temperament meant for me. I graduated with a B.A. degree in Psychology, but managed to hang on to that creative part of myself and double major with Studio Art.

And although I studied art in school, I primarily taught myself to paint through experimentation — with acrylic, spray paint, watercolor and india ink. Most recently I have begun to experiment with digitally combining my original images with text, painting on a large scale, and video blogging.

I feel it is this process of experimentation that keeps me evolving as an artist and as a person. I hope to continually push my boundaries to sharpen my artistic skills as well as further define my individuality.

My artwork tends to include bold colors, flowing lines and intense contrast, infusing it with a vibrant energy. I hope that this this energy inspires you to create, to dream, to make something... To discover who you are and be unafraid to express it.