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Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every art print or gift comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Originals are final sale.

About Annalisa Rivera-Franz

Annalisa Rivera-Franz I was told once that the only thing that makes one artist stand out from another is their unique story. Here's mine, and what motivates me.

Art is a meditation, a therapy, occasionally a natural pain reliever, and most of all - fun!

I am a multidisciplinary artist which includes acrylic portrait painting, digital arts, recycled crafts and jewelry.

After college, I was fortunate enough to merge my love of computers & psychology with a love of art, working in a technology and marketing company as lead graphic designer when the world was shifting from faxes to the Internet. In 2002, a near-death experience causing chronic illness, pain, environmental illness and extreme weight loss led to a radical and permanent life change. About a decade later, global diagnoses of Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Dysautonomia better helped explain the lifetime constellation of conditions, lingering symptoms and life with permanent, but mostly hidden disabilities. I also live with PTSD, and creating art is one of my main forms of therapy.

I seek out ways to bring healing into the world through art. My biggest love, acrylic portrait paintings, reflects the inner struggles and strengths of the subject. I transform photographs into a digital rough sketch and then use that as a reference. As a representational artist, my work is neither photorealistic or abstract. My goal is to capture the essence of the subject, sharing the story of that moment. I particularly enjoy painting people in costume or cosplay as an exploration in bonding, empowerment and self-confidence.

You support me by picking up an art print or gift in my shop, inquiring about commissioning an acrylic portrait painting, sharing this site with others, or giving my art some hearts on Instagram @dabblerscornerarts. Thanks for being here!