Art Gallery Pictura

Gallery for contemporary realism

Marissa Oosterlee

Marissa Oosterlee (1981) is a Dutch artist and illustrator. Her late granduncle was the established American illustrator and pin-up artist Leo Jansen.
Over the following years, Marissa acquired worldwide attention with her photorealistic paintings. 
In these works Marissa creates her own reality, convincingly realized with photorealistic painting techniques.

Her career started as an aspiring semi-professional cyclist, but due to a heavy accident that career came to an early end. This created an opportunity to pick up brushes and pencils again, to try and start up a new career. After one year of recovering from the accident and practicing art, she succeeded to become a professional artist. Art was a natural choice, as she painted ever since she was able to hold a pencil.

Over the following years, Marissa acquired worldwide attention with her hyperrealistic paintings. In these works Marissa creates her own reality, convincingly realised with realistic painting techniques.

She has been awarded several times for her work. In 2004, she won a national Dutch painting competition with her portrait of the Queen of Holland, this kick started her career as an artist and illustrator for big game companies such as Jumbo and Constantin Film

Q&A’s and works by her have been published by several newspapers, tv programmes, international magazines like Airbrush Art and Action, Airbrush Step By Step, and Art Scene International. Marissa gives demonstrations at airbrush and art shows throughout the world.

Nowadays she remains in The Netherlands, running Foxy Studio, where she works and gives workshops together with Carlo Tedesco, who is also known for his band Phonorama and their album “Retrology”.

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