Color Pencil Portrait by Alissa O'Brien
Alissa O'Brien's artistic skill and love of nature is clear in her artwork. Each portrait is created using milled wood that has been rescued from becoming wood chips, creating a natural canvas. Utilizing the skills learned while obtaining a Natural Science Illustration degree from RISD, her colored pencil portraits have lifelike details that compliment the unique character of each piece of wood.
"Once, nature made something beautiful, strong, sturdy, and awe aspiring. Maybe it succumbed to disease, insect infestation, the relentless pressure of the elements, or perhaps it was cut down because of inconvenience for the purpose of progress or development. I want to return the favor back to trees, and turn the discarded remains of trees into something beautiful as a memorial to their continual greatness."
(Portraits offered are 9" x 13" color pencil on reclaimed wood)
*Please allow 2-4 weeks for your portrait to be created.
9" x 13" Color Pencil on Reclaimed Wood