MOODS - First painting created in the MOODS Series Acrylic on Canvas By Alyssa Austin #01
24in x 48in
BIO – ALYSSA AUSTIN
Alyssa Austin breathes life into every role she takes on as an, Artist, Actress, Activist, Writer, Mentor in the program Young Storytellers, Proud Angeleno, Daughter and Sister.
Her complete immersion into her passion projects comes from a lifelong celebration and fascination with the arts. Alyssa was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She was drawn to creating art from the time she could pick up a pen. Spending hours at her desk creating little worlds in her notebooks. It wasn’t long before Hollywood came knocking and Alyssa shared the screen with the legendary Steve Martin in the 1994 comedy, A Simple Twist of Fate. That turn kick-started her career at a young age, and it served as the initial inspiration of her own style. That style has transformed her into a nuanced and dedicated presence.
This past year Alyssa found herself picking up the brush again. The result is the following acrylic paint series titled, MOODS. Each piece is original and unique. Fun Fact, Alyssa is left handed.
Upon visiting a charming restaurant in Carmel, CA named, Casanova. Alyssa stumbled across a private room where if you ask permission they will show you the table Vincent Van Gogh ate at while he was alive. Feeling very inspired after that trip Alyssa began to paint once she returned to Los Angeles. Vincent Van Gogh was one of her childhood heroes and remains an inspiration to her to this day.
If we had to categorize the current painting style Alyssa is displaying in her, MOODS paint series. I believe Abstract Expressionism are the first two words that come to mind. She is a young spirit with an old soul, and I believe her work highlights these qualities.
You can see the vibrant brush strokes in her work that display her unique L.A. flavor. Bold, yet feminine. Taking you back to a time of Classic Hollywood images with powerhouse leading ladies such as Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Vivian Leigh, Doris Day, and Marilyn Monroe. The color pink has always been a favorite for Alyssa. If you catch Alyssa out and about in Los Angeles, chances are she will more likely than not be wearing her signature color, Pink! It's become her calling card.
One of the reasons this paint series is titled, MOODS, is because Alyssa chose to use metallic paints to highlight the paintings. Copper, Silver, and Gold. Her reasoning is like the changing of moods in ones life, depending upon where the light hits the painting the colors will change. So if you hang any of the paintings in an area with natural light the painting will turn different colors throughout the day along with the changing of the sunlight. Alyssa felt the title, MOODS, encapsulated the ever changing emotions immortalized in these paintings.
Alyssa knows what each piece means to her. However what’s more important to her, is what does each piece mean to you? How does it make you feel? Do you feel inspired when you look at it?
The three pieces on display exclusively at ELLO.co are, MOODS #01, My Universe #02, and Calypso #03. These are three paintings in a complete series of twenty titled MOODS. Pricing available upon request.
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