Hello! I’m Marissa Renée, a self-taught Christian portrait artist who travels the United States full-time. When I was young, my mother gave my sisters and me Friday-morning art lessons from a skinny yellow art book. That sparked a love of art that has only grown over the years. I started teaching myself art from Walter Foster art books and YouTube videos, and now I’m eager to share the skills that I learned with others. I specialize in drawing human faces in charcoal, watercolor, pastel, and graphite. The eyes that I draw are considered by many to be the most poignant aspect of my work, as I strive to bring as much life, expression, soul, and detail into them and all the features I draw.
When I’m not completing commissions or working on new compositions, I am also the background vocalist to my father, Christian contemporary musician Stephen Bautista. I tour the United States with my parents, eight crazy brothers and sisters, and cat, Tuppence, in a thirty-three foot travel trailer. To learn more about my adventures with my family, click here.