Alyssa DePaola grew up in New Jersey and worked for fashion companies such as Rachel Roy and Club Monaco in New York City before relocating to California. Although she has been drawing as long as she can remember, it was her cross-country move that sparked a new body of work. The West Coast landscape became a driving source of inspiration for her and is central to the work she produces. Alyssa received an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Design from Parsons The New School for Design and holds a BFA from Cornell University with concentrations in painting and photography. Her work is a blend of these two mediums; always with a focus on the natural world. She currently works as a designer for Lucky Brand in Los Angeles.