The work of the Dutch artist Marissa Oosterlee is almost a symbol of herself: Marissa means „the one who comes from the sea“, „sea pearl“ – mermaid. Marissa’s love of the sea and nature is just as great as her passion for art. As you already learned in the interview with Marissa Oosterlee in the last issue, Marissa now lives on the Mediterranean and is actively involved in nature conservation and environmental protection. With her painting „Ocean Eyes“, Marissa shows a diverse mixed technique of airbrush, watercolour and etching techniques.
Marissa Oosterlee is known for her hyper-realistic figurative works that captivate the viewer not only with their technical detail but also with the narratives she brings to life. The works are a testament to her deft hand and subtle nuances, making it hard to believe that art was not Oosterlee’s first profession. She began instead as an aspiring semi-professional cyclist, but a serious accident at the age of 20 ended that career prematurely. A year after recovering from the accident and picking up brush and pen again, she became a professional artist.