Hi, I'm Clarissa, a Malaysian-Borneo born self-taught artist and illustrator currently based in Singapore. I began my artistic journey in 2014 as a way to escape the anxieties of a fast-paced lifestyle when I was living in Kuala Lumpur. Through art-making, I discovered the power of mindfulness and found a safe space to express and explore my emotions at my own pace.
Since then, my art has evolved and continues to evolve alongside of me. I'm passionate about exploring themes of femininity, women empowerment and motherhood through visual storytelling. And I find great joy in telling visual stories that capture the raw beauty of feminine emotions.
My artistic styles are soulful, intuitive and free-spirited - which are very close to my heart and my core. I draw inspiration from the intricacies of ethnic motifs in textiles and architecture, experiencing live music performances and the simple pleasures of watching my son grow day by day.
Over the years, I've had the opportunity to create a variety of artworks through collaboration and commissioned projects including book cover illustration, designing brand visuals and motifs for limited edition shawls for a modest fashion brand. My work has been showcased in exhibitions in Malaysia and Singapore. I work with a range of mediums including acrylic, pen and ink, and digital art.
Before pursuing my passion for art full-time, I spent over a decade working as an Advertising Account Management professional. During this time, I gained valuable experience and skills in nurturing client relationships for global brands, but ultimately, my love for creating led me down a different path that has been fulfilling and inspiring.