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Alyssa Rae’s Nostalgic Oil Paintings

Alyssa Rae is a recent graduate and fine artist from Canada. Below are three painting submitted by Alyssa to fit with our theme of ‘Nostalgia’ for this month. You can view more of Alyssa’s work on her website, and by following her on Instagram.

AR: “I am a black, female, multimedia visual artist and entrepreneur, who specializes in oil and acrylic painting. My influences consist of what I see, feel, and experience, while travelling and exploring natural landscapes and cultural settings. Furthermore, my artwork expresses elements of flow, structure, balance, and details, which are influenced by my backgrounds in dance and martial arts.

Key themes that I address in my practice include self-discovery, happiness, and freedom. These themes are represented in distinct ways. My path to self-discovery involves exiting my comfort zone and travelling near and far, allowing me to discover new places and try new things that I would not typically feel at ease doing. Ultimately, my joy comes from pushing my boundaries to get to the beauty and sharing that beauty with others in the form of art. I enjoy using my art as a tool to connect with others. But the freedom to let my own experiences, thoughts and connections guide my work is paramount.”

A Snapshot of Ireland

A Snapshot of Ireland, Oil on Canvas, 16″ x 20″

All Journeys Eventually end up in the Same Place – Home

All Journeys end up in the Same Place – Home, Oil on Canvas, 16″ x 20″


Reminiscence, Oil on Canvas, 16″ x 20″

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