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Marissa Biven









Brush strokes, mark making, washes of color, exposed supports and splashes of gold capture the dreamy worlds created by Marissa Biven. She uses mixed media work to celebrate and explore nature.

She explains her work:

Marissa Biven is a mixed media artist from Texas. She works primarily in watercolor and collage, but dabbles with acrylic painting as well from time to time. When Marissa isn't in the studio, she is spending time with her three dogs, or enjoying tacos and BBQ.

My work is a celebration of the natural world. Meant to be fun and reverent at once, these multilayered collages are places for the viewer to get lost. Made up of layers of painted vellum, hand-drawn details, and accents of light-catching flakes of mica, these magical landscapes twist and wind their way toward the horizon, and toward that sense of the sublime that one feels when looking out into the wilderness. 

Find Marissa on Instagram @ravenandmoon prints available at www.society6.com/marissabiven

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