Carissa Luminess' Profile
Carissa Joie Luminess (nee Erin Williams) enjoyed a well-rounded bi-coastal upbringing between California and upstate NY, studying at The Academy of Art in San Francisco and receiving her MFA in 1985 from the State University of NY at Albany in 1985 where she was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Art.
Upon graduation Carissa moved to a lush valley outside of Eugene, OR where she spent the next 20 years raising her two children close to the land and successfully making a living as a full time artist, exhibiting and selling widely in the Pacific Northwest.
In 2006, following the message from a dream, Carissa moved to Santa Barbara, site unseen, where she met the literal man of her dreams her first day there in a fairy tale like event. The fairy tale has continued on in their charmed life in an enchanted ocean front home perched on the bluffs where she paints the abundant beauty and magic of…
- Born on November 15
- Joined February 2, 2011