Larissa is a metalsmith, watercolor artist, and Artist in Residence at Arts Beacon. Having a Psychology degree from UWG with a minor in Studio Art, her work often reflects her personal/internal/spiritual experiences.
The daughter of a pre-k teacher and a wood carver/disabled veteran father, she grew up with an appreciation of how creative expression can help people cope and bring relief from internal struggles. Her Christian upbringing and continued faith have shaped the themes in her artwork.
During university, Larissa was heavily active and on leadership in the Christian Campus Fellowship (CCF). There she founded The Creative which is a group that meets to create art through prompts and exploring how art can contribute to spiritual growth.
She takes inspiration from her faith and upbringing and, recently, incorporating organic elements found in nature into her work. Her primary focus is metalworking to create unique jewelry, and she is exploring sculpture as well. As a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Georgia, she is a studio monitor and student continuing to learn new techniques to improve her metal art.
As of June 2022, Larissa is a Resident Artist at Arts Beacon Gallery in Atlanta, GA. There she uses the studios, sells her work in the resident gallery, hosts open studios, and is involved in the rich art community.