Allysa's paintings explore dreams, experiences, and memories through the prism of nature. Broadly, her work depicts fascinating biological phenomena, often with a focus on intimate ecological portraits featuring species interactions. Within those themes, she particularly enjoys unearthing obscured elements - the overlooked consequences of anthropogenic effects or the unseen trajectories of evolutionary forces. While her paintings are visually united by wildlife and natural subjects, they are also infused with emotions of the human condition.
A self-taught artist, Allysa spent her university years studying biology (MSc 2016) and creating scientific illustrations on the side. She now paints as much as possible, alongside teaching biology at her local university. Her studio is situated on the top of a small ridge just East of the Flint Hills, where she lives with her family (two humans, three pups, and a flock of chickens).