Take Flight

36" x 36"
Signature on the front


Oil on canvas, hang ready

Retail Price: $1200

Minimum Bid: $450

Buy It Now: $1800


Marisa LaVallee

A southerner, born and raised in North Carolina, Marisa moved to San Francisco in 2015 in pursuit of an MFA at California College of the Arts. Her west coast time has provoked immense reflection, profound growth, and fruitful exploration of her lifetime passion for painting and creating--a cathartic relationship which has revealed itself as both healing and infinitely inspiring. Her work is a personal renaissance of mixed media, constantly evolving. A fascination with finding just the right blue--the powerful, richness of white and gray oil covering color--the sexiness of black charcoal in juxtaposition with soft strokes . . . these are just a few visual moments that excite her. Most recently, she’s been focusing on negative space, often starting out with a scene or memory, only to deconstruct by reorganizing shapes, patterns, and colors into a compelling composition. “Take Flight” reflects this negative space exploration, a scene uncovered with shapes and forms that speak to each other across the painting through soft movements and playful pops of color.