Carissa Sorensen was born in the suburbs of Chicago in 1981. She combined her two greatest interests while at Ripon College where she majored in psychobiology (with an emphasis on animal behavior) and minored in studio art.
According to Carissa’s mother, she’s been drawing animals since she could hold a pencil. This natural inclination has led her to enjoy creating a varied body of work including her popular acrylic pet portraits. Her portfolio includes pen and ink drawings, watercolor, alcohol ink, and acrylic paintings. (She hasn’t met an art supply that she doesn’t enjoy.) Carissa believes that art is a grand adventure and enjoys learning new techniques and mediums.
Carissa lives with her husband Justin, and her children Finn and Rosalie in Ripon. Much of Carissa’s art is inspired by life on their little farm. She can almost always be found outdoors hanging out with her children and a collection of ridiculous dogs and beautiful horses.
The Thrasher gallery is located at 510 Mill St., Green Lake, WI, 54941. The gallery is open to the public weekdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and is accessible to concert patrons on event nights. Carissa Sorensen's exhibit will be up through the first of July.
If you are a visual artist and would like to be considered for an exhibit at the Thrasher gallery, please contact Maria Dietrich at firstname.lastname@example.org