Marissa Weatherhead spent seven years studying art, she gained a BA in Fine Art at the Gloucestershire College of Art and Design and then went on to receive an MA at The Royal College of Art in London.
Marissa has a wide and varied language in paint which emerges in different applications depending on the given subject. Her black and white bird series came about through a commission and has been so popular that she has developed some of the images into prints.
Marissa exhibits with galleries in London and throughout the UK.
Although in the past I exhibited widely when a member of the Society of Floral Painters and had work accepted by the Society of Women Artists for exhibition in London I have stepped back from all that and now enjoy my quiet life in Somerset. I feel it adds to the calmness of my paintings...
Working towards a finished painting is to me the best bit. I am occasionally quite sad when the last mark has been made even when I am really happy with the result....
I have a bit of an obsession at the moment with jars and flowers. I love gardening which explains the flowers, but use the jars to explore different shapes and textures. I use a muted palette and concentrate on capturing the mood of the subject rather than the fine detail.