When Clarissa was five, she knew she wanted to be an artist. Her parents, both physicians, thought that was a terrible idea. Not practical. That did not deter Clarissa. She is primarily a self-taught artist. She had studied under a few wonderful So Cal artists such as Fusionartist Rassouli, watercolorists Joseph Stoddard and the late Tom Fong.
Inspiration for her paintings comes from nature, travels, emotions, and the human condition. She does not have pre-conceived notions about what to paint, except for what color or colors she wants to use. She paints in the moment and lets the imagery be revealed. She prefers using acrylic and watercolor. Occasionally she will incorporate paper and use other mediums to create texture in her paintings. Clarissa wishes to bring beauty and serenity in the collector's home, work space, or whatever they choose to hang her work.
She was born in Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in Altadena, California.
You can find Clarissa on Instagram at ccr_sunshine and Etsy at ClarissaRamseyStudio.
Susan Slade creates art in a personal response to current happenings and political references. They can be created for their sheer beauty or are chosen for their specific symbolism, and story telling traits. Susan has mirrored her grandmother's quote, "Live Life, You Can Sleep When You Are Dead.".
Susan fell in love with landscape photography when she was living on Maui. Her work includes photography, installation and public art.
Susan obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and in the summer of 2010, Susan participated in a sculpture/installation art residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York which inspired to follow her dreams.
You can find Susan on Instagram at MauiBluePhotography