Alyssa Dawn Deabenderfer / Uh-lis-uh Dahn Dee-bin-dur-fur
I am guided by a muse, that leads me to create. I have always loved vibrant colors, and imagery that catches the eye. I love creating in charcoal, acrylic, and watercolor.
What Type of Art Do You Create?
Started out loving to create cartoons at a young age. Loved the feeling of bringing happiness to people through art. Watched and read numerous cartoons and comics. Garfield, The Jetson’s, and The Flintstones etc.
At age fifteen began taking classes at ICTC (trade school in Pennsylvania) in graphic design. Learning about color theory, logo design, typography, file preparation. The feeling of being able to create art through computers was an awe inspiring experience. Creating art through fonts, symbols, and imagery became an obsession. There is always a desire to create whether it is through a computer, paper, or paint.
Into adult-hood participated in numerous art community collaborations, live art performances, and socializing with the art community in The Greater Houston Area. Currently learning 3D software, sewing, as well as sculpting.
What Artists Inspire You?
There is an extensive list of artists that inspire my art. There are numerous people that are well known, and also unknown. The unknown has inspired me the most through the journey in life. The known artists have given perspective of popularity and wealth. My mentors that never gave up on my desire to dream, even when it felt dismal. They are my true inspiration to keep going.
My partner of twelve years, K.
My bonus child, K
Mentor and friend, Sue.
My close relatives (mom, dad, brother, sister, aunts, cousins)
Mentor and friend, Tim R.
Child-hood best friend, Amanda D.
Artists: Amy Brown (Fantasy Artist), Alex Grey, Gin Lizzy, Andy Warhol, Klimt, Schiele, Vincent Van Gogh.
Musicians: Tori Amos, Tool, Bishop Briggs, Grandson, FKA Twigs.
My Goals With This Page/Blog/Art Page:
As for myself, I would love to open an art gallery one day, whether it is in a small studio, or a online blog page. I want to share art with the world, as well as my own creations.
~LyssaGal (Lyssa’s Gallery)