Alyssa Monks, an artist based-in Brookyn, paints a woman’s portrait in the midst of the forest, creating a ghostly coalescence of ethereal, gorgeous face and the beauty of nature. The stunning blending of these two elements provides an environment cloaked with spiritual mystery that seems to depict a goddess inhabiting the forest. Please scroll down and explore the selected pieces below. Each portrait is eerie, mystical and surreal — beautifully rendered with superb creativity and imagination.
Monks’ paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions including “Intimacy” at the Kunst Museum in Ahlen, Germany and “Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009” at the National Academy Museum of Fine Arts, New York. Her work is represented in public and private collections, including the Savannah College of Arts, the Somerset Art Association and the collections of Howard Tullman, Danielle Steele and Eric Fischl.
All images courtesy of Alyssa Monks, and are published with permission.