ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Altadena based abstract artist Clarissa Castillo-Ramsey has been painting since the 1970’s. Declared artist at age 5. She is primarily a self-taught artist. She has studied under wonderful Southern California artists such as Fusionartist Rassouli, watercolorists Joseph Stoddard and the
late Tom Fong.
Inspiration for her artwork comes from nature, travels, emotion, and the human condition. Her mission in life is to inspire people to create new possibilities in their lives and take action, so that together we can create a community and world where we all thrive and live
our best lives.
Clarissa’s process: “I start with a blank canvas, no planning, just feeling, and something unexpected emerges. It’s interesting to see what unfolds and what mind and spirit creates.” She chooses colors she’s drawn to at the time of sitting, letting the imagery reveal itself. She prefers using acrylic and watercolor. Occasionally she will incorporate paper and use other mediums to create texture in her paintings. She enjoys creating pieces that the viewer will want to touch. Clarissa wishes to bring beauty and serenity in the collector’s home, work space, or wherever they choose to hang her work.
She was born in Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in Altadena, California. She is a wife, sister, Taurus, and coffee addict. She enjoys traveling, especially to Costa Rica,
where she got married - pura vida!