Marissa studied art for seven years and holds a First-class BA in Fine Art from Gloucestershire College of Art and Design and an MA from The Royal College of Art in London. Throughout her career she has gained recognition in the form of awards notably the Boise Travel Scholarship, the John Minton Travel Award and the Joy Barnes Award for Painting. Whilst commissions have included painting ‘The Four Seasons ‘(14x10feet) for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Barbican, London.
Marissa has a wide and varied language in paint which emerges in different applications depending on the given subject. Her still life paintings take on an academic approach involving the assessment of colour, form, space and composition. The influence of Hitchens and the Cubists come through her work in varying degrees.