Larissa McLean - Art Teacher
Larissa McLean is a resident of the Comox Valley and the 8th member of Art Alchemy, located in downtown Courtenay, where she applies her unique set of art skills and fifteen years of teaching experience. She has a BFA in printmaking and holds a current teaching certificate in both Alberta and British Columbia.
Larissa has been painting for over 20 years and is knowledgeable in mixed-media and fluid acrylics, with her current focus being on integrating horticulture, art and sustainability into everyday life using her half-acre home as a proving ground for her techniques.
Her visions in fluid acrylics and watercolour are of nature: images warm and inviting, to mysterious and distant, each a distillation of recent experiences imbued with the energy of her own feelings at the moment of creation. Some paintings take multiple sessions spanning weeks, while others are created in just a few hours.