Alissa Durling is an artist based in the Northwest whose work primarily takes the form of acrylic landscape paintings. Her interest in and appreciation of the natural world can be traced back to her childhood, spent in the scenic small-town of Hamilton, Montana. Upon graduating high school, Alissa moved to Portland to attend the Oregon College of Art and Craft where she received her BFA in Craft with a concentration in Drawing and Painting in May 2013. After completing her degree, she spent a year launching her painting career in Anacortes, Washington where she gained wide recognition and received several awards and commissions. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the City of Anacortes Hospital and Municipal Building.
In 2014, Alissa returned to her first love as a painter, The Bitterroot Valley. Where she continued to paint alongside starting a family. She prides herself in being a prolific artist and mom-of-two, with nearly 150 original works made and sold. As well as, being part of 35 exhibitions all over Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington State. Her newest paintings are on display and can be purchased at Art Focus Gallery, in downtown Hamilton and permanent collections can be viewed at MDMH's Bitterroot Dermatology Clinic, Bitterroot College, Big Creek Coffee and several other local businesses.