β€œSunny Days”


Paintings created to take you somewhere beautiful.

Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains with a mermaid soul, Alyssa Dunlap started Alyssa Marie Gallery in an attempt to visually communicate her true love for the ocean and all things nautical intertwined with her love for the mountains and wildlife. We invite you to stop by the gallery or browse this site to find paintings whose existence strives for more than just life on a wall. Many Alyssa Marie paintings are created with an intent to raise awareness for wildlife and ocean conservation.

What makes a painting by Alyssa Marie different?

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Photo-Realism

Whether you're commissioning a painting of your pet, family member or favorite landscape, I will combine vibrant complimentary colors with hyper photo-realism so you will have the most accurate representation possible of what you love most. 

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Color

The perfect blend of color has the power to take your breath away and transform a room. As long as I can remember I have been enamored by the power of color and waste no pigment when it comes to creating radiant paintings.

 

Love and Happiness

A 75 year Harvard study showed that the happiest people are those who have close relationships. I want you to feel the most abundant sense of happiness when you look at your print or commissioned piece. I take time with every detail from individual hairs to color placement to create something beautiful that will evoke emotion and instill happiness.

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New Style

Experience a style never seen before where photo-realism meets gestural abstract expressionism. I have married aggressive, textured oil paint strokes with soft, blended areas to represent a rooted feeling of power and strength.

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About Alyssa Marie 

If you've come to this page, it's because you met me swooning over the pelicans who frequent Vinoy Park, found me on social media or were shown one of my paintings from a friend, colleague or family member. I cannot thank you enough for stumbling across my little colorful corner of this world. 

My name is Alyssa, owner and founder of Alyssa Marie Gallery alongside my partner in crime Braden Everly. I am from Littleton, Colorado originally and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in Feb 2017 which is where I currently take residence amongst the waves and endless greenery.

From the get-go, I have had a love for art that I have a difficult time finding words to explain. Growing up, my parents beautiful kitchen table was covered in scratches and dents from art projects, residue from hot glue and of course, every color of paint I could get my hands on (Sorry Mom and Dad!)

As I grew, my love for art cultivated as I went on to pursue my BFA in Communication Design with an emphasis on Fine Art at Metropolitan University of Denver, Colorado. 

Not too long after graduation, my boyfriend and I decided we were due for an adventure so we packed up our two dogs, parrot and chameleon and made the big move to St. Petersburg, Florida!

I quickly found that color was my passion and as I continue to paint, I explore new meshes of style and technique to constantly push my paintings further with every stroke. 

Working on painting of a photo I took of a Madeira Beach sunset. 

Working on painting of a photo I took of a Madeira Beach sunset. 

I remember one day in 2nd grade, I got in trouble by the teacher in class for doodling palm trees all over my notebook. The funny thing is, I had never been to the ocean to see them in person! Needless to say, I have had a tremendous pull toward the wondrous ocean and all things nautical for as long as I can remember, which is what made my move to Florida that much sweeter... (or saltier?)

You will find quite the mix on this page. Everything from commissioned pet paintings and football players to touches of the beautiful Colorado landscape and of course my favorite subject matter - anything nautical including sea birds and ocean waves. 

Have fun browsing and please contact me for commissions requests and questions. 

I can't wait to work with you!

Colorfully,

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