Marisa Marquez made Skipton her home 10 years ago. Marisa has travelled widely and lived in Morocco, Spain and Majorca, and sailed the world for many years. Her mixed media paintings are inspired by her great love of Yorkshire and the beauty of the light and nature in local spaces. Marisa has a deep connection with Skipton woods, and visits regularly to walk, photographing the changing light and seasons. She also has a Skipton allotment with visiting birds and unfolding flowers. These inspirations are combined in her mixed media paintings with the rich colours of her homeland, resulting in vibrant multi-layered canvasses. Marisa has exhibited widely in Spain, Majorca and London.