I paint to express joy, to explore, and to give gratitude to the amazing beings that we share the planet with. It is my intention that my paintings inspire others to express themselves, to seek a deeper relationship with Mother Earth, and to lean into the magic that is Nature.
Northern California native, I grew up exploring the mountains and climbing trees while my dad panned for gold, giving me a deep love of nature. In childhood I enjoyed sketching, and then in college I took a beginners painting class and fell in love with painting. After graduating with a degree in math I became a web developer and continued to paint acrylics and watercolor as a hobby. Bob Ross, countless YouTube tutorials, and years of practice helped to grow my skills, with my connection to nature being my driving artistic inspiration.
Creative expression allows us to tune into our sacred nature, find purpose in life, and give back to the community by sharing the gifts we find within ourselves. After many commission requests from friends and family I was finally able to realize the gifts I held, inspiring me to combine my knowledge of web development with my passion for art and share my work with the wider world. CarissaWyles.com launched in November, 2020.