Alissa Millsap, born of a carpenter, has dreaming and creating in her blood. She is a light chaser, a seeker of the small, and a lover of silence. One would most often find her exploring the back country roads or in her studio creating a sculpture or a painting of the views she has been inspired by. She lives in the prairies of Nebraska with her farmer husband, their funny and creative daughter, and their dog, Harley.
Sometimes, I think I was born with a pencil in my hand. Drawing was a way for me to communicate what I was feeling. Later, while studying interior design, I fell in love with how color can be used to evoke emotions.
Painting in acrylics is a way for me to represent a subject in an impressionistic style, while drawing allows me more control in adding details. By putting them together, it grants me the freedom to express a story that I need to tell. With the addition of vintage papers and excerpts of my found poetry written on my pieces, the story becomes complete.
The subjects I paint, come from living as a farmer's wife and as a child of God. Patience, hope, and beauty are the life lessons that I have learned from these experiences. I continue to develop them through my artwork.