Alisa Marie - Artist Statement
My paintings begin as a burst of color. I place each color intuitively on the canvas, one at a time, trusting the creative process until I feel it's done. I enjoy layering the wax and watching it move and form images. I do not plan my paintings, I let them evolve as they will; with each color and movement I get a sense of what to do next. Each painting shines and smiles with color and texture. I love the way the wax melts and flows and blends together.
I began painting with colored wax in the form of melted crayons in 2013, as a way of meditation - to help me relax and learn to focus. As I developed my techniques, I grew in knowledge and understanding of different types of wax, and unique ways to apply it. I love to blend the wax in layers to create shades of colors. Most of my work is on stretched canvas. I like the way the wax flows on the canvas.
Through the years, I have studied colors, each one has a meaning and purpose. I have found that if you are drawn to certain colors, there's a reason why. They can set the mood for a space and bring peace, joy, and a serenity for the person admiring it.
Years later I started my online store with wearable art. My mission is simple, I want people to smile. I want people to feel free to express themselves. Whether it's my artwork to add some happiness to their space, a piece of jewelry that adds a splash of color to an outfit, or colorful footwear and apparel that makes them feel unstoppable.
“Shine your light and color your world.”
- Alisa Marie