April 12, 2016
I first met Marissa Quinn when she would help me at the local Anthropologie store where we often shop for accessories when needed for client installs. She was a shop girl at the time and dressed to the nines in adorable Anthro inspired outfits. It wasn’t until she suggested that I take a look at her artwork that I discovered she was an amazing artist.
I went home that afternoon and took a quick look, not quite ready to be blown away. In fact, I wasn’t expecting what I saw, at all. I saw the most passionate and expressive drawings ever. Her pen and ink drawings are so detailed and nature inspired, that you can’t help but be blown away.
Her current fascination delves in illustrating biomimcry, which is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. Driven to this topic through a deep love of the environment, Quinn’s delicate pen-work guides the viewer through a journey of nature’s paradox of growth through decay. She enjoys research, and is currently looking to work alongside marine biologists in the San Diego area in order to learn more about oceanic endangered species. In all her work there is consistent mysticism, which serves to connect her work to contemporary times through symbolic interpretations of current biospheric degradation.
She has since left Anthropologie, and is now a full-time artist pursuing her dreams and collaborating with some other amazing creatives. This is someone to keep your eye on and if you are lucky enough, possibly own one of her pieces.
We would like to introduce you to Marissa Quinn. A San Diego/LA based artist, with a free spirit vibe and sun-kissed hair. Please enjoy her images. You can shop them here, or for daily inspiration check her out on Instagram!