Allissa Thompson

Artist Bio

Born and raised on a farm in Orange County, New York, Allissa’s love of the outdoors eventually led her to relocate to the San Diego area in 2009. She credits a high school photography class with kindling her creative passion as well as educating her in the fundamentals of lighting and composition, yet subdued her artistic voice for years in favor of academic and athletic pursuits at Duke University, where she ran track and graduated with a degree in psychology. Allissa now works with numerous nonprofit organizations in San Diego County while continuing her athletic career by competing in everything from obstacle races to marathons. Her love of adventure and insatiable wanderlust have led her backpacking through Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and most recently, on a charity challenge to the Great Wall of China. After rediscovering her passion for photography just two years ago, she plans to continue chasing beauty both literally and figuratively, from the beaches in her own backyard to the other side of the world. In addition to being a member of C.O.A.L., she is a member of Oceanside Museum of Art’s Artist Alliance and the National Geographic Society, and has had her photos featured in the San Diego Reader. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her work, grow professionally, and learn from the many talented artists in the community.

Artist Statement

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” -Ansel Adams

Allissa Thompson

Art Categories

  • photography

Address:

Oceanside, CA

Website:

http://allissa-thompson.fineartamerica.com/

 

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After the Rain by Allissa Thompson
  • After the Rain
  • Photography
  • 8 in x 12 in
  • $44
Ghost Harbor by Allissa Thompson
  • Ghost Harbor
  • Photography
  • 8 in x 12 in
  • $44
Great Wall of China at Huangyaguan Pass by Allissa Thompson
  • Great Wall of China at Huangyaguan Pass
  • Photography
  • 8 in x 12 in
  • $44
Great Wall of China at Shanhaiguan by Allissa Thompson
  • Great Wall of China at Shanhaiguan
  • Photography
  • 8 in x 12 in
  • $44
Infinity by Allissa Thompson
  • Infinity
  • Photography
  • 8 in x 10 in
  • $42
Joshua Tree by Allissa Thompson
  • Joshua Tree
  • Photography
  • 8 in x 10 in
  • $42
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Allissa Thompson
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay
  • Photography
  • 8 in x 12 in
  • $44
Passage to the Sea by Allissa Thompson
  • Passage to the Sea
  • Photography
  • 8 in x 12 in
  • $44
Real Surf by Allissa Thompson
  • Real Surf
  • Photography
  • 8 in x 10 in
  • $42
Solo by Allissa Thompson
  • Solo
  • Photography
  • 8 in x 12 in
  • $44
Summer Palace by Allissa Thompson
  • Summer Palace
  • Photography
  • 8 in x 12 in
  • $44
Window on the Wall by Allissa Thompson
  • Window on the Wall
  • Photography
  • 8 in x 12 in
  • $44