Marissa Weatherhead has a wide and varied language in paint which emerges in different applications depending on the given subject. Her still life paintings take on an academic approach involving the assessment of colour, form, space and composition. The influence of Hitchens and the Cubists come through her work in varying degrees. Marissa’s recent bird portraits echo the style of Georgian figurative miniatures by using flat black shapes which Marissa has added pattern to with decorative floral motifs.
Marissa’s diverse and fluid use of line is also apparent in her drawings depicting the human form, and also her more recent animal study monoprints.
Marissa trained at the Royal College of Art, London and has received both the John Minton and Boise scholarships. She has exhibited widely in London and Europe, and has completed large commissions including the Guildhall School, London. Her work is held in public and private collections.