Marissa’s work draws inspiration from her reactions to the natural world. Her artwork seeks to capture moments when, with reawakened senses, we re-establish our connections to nature. The quiet presence and flowing patterns of these elements - vast skies, expansive oceans, rolling hills, are represented on wood. In an effort to bridge The dichotomy between the natural world as subject and the actual representation as art is lessened through the re-purposing of utilitarian cabinet surfaces which would otherwise be discarded. Elements of realism and an abstract presence imbue Marissa’s images to create an external expression of her deep appreciation for and connection to the natural world.
Marissa holds a degree in art from the University of Maryland, has the pleasure of working with children as an arts educator and as an artist. She has featured her artwork in the past 3 RIPPLEs. We are excited to welcome her back for this year's show!
RIPPLE Featured Artist: Marissa Roche
The DC Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will be celebrating International Surfing Day by holding an art show fundraiser (Ripple: Art Affecting Oceans) at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital in South East DC. It's a celebration of art and the ocean, featuring art, music, wine and beer, food, and a silent auction. Proceeds will go directly to Surfrider Foundation's DC Chapter to help keep our waters clean.