Hi, I'm Alyssa!

I am a pen and watercolor artist as well as an art teacher. Art has been a passion since childhood and I've been teaching elementary artists in public school since 2019.

In 2023 I began expanding my teaching to people of all ages and experiences online through social media like instagram and youtube.

In 2024 I created another way to learn, The Joy of Watercolor Academy. This collection of online courses provides a way for you to discover the joys of watercolor wherever you are in creative journey. I think you'll find me an approachable and knowledgable teacher as I guide you in your creative endeavors. 

When I'm not painting, I'm drinking coffee, downhill skiing, and thrifting new finds for my home.

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  • BA in Visual Arts Education
  • Licensed Visual Arts Educator in the state of Minnesota
  • Public School Art Teacher since 2019
  • Founder of Whetstone Watercolor Academy in 2024


  • Attending Art Fairs since 2015
  • Products in stores across the USA


  • Born and raised!
  • Documenting the state's beauty in my pen and watercolor illustrations
  • Hosting local art classes and events


A Day in the Life

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Featured on CBS

Getting ready for one of my many art fairs I had the pleasure of being interviewed live on CBS. Hear me talk about my inspiration and the products I had available for the Art Crawl in 2022.

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