Alyssa Mees Trautz is a graphic designer, painter, and illustrator based in Southern California. Throughout over 15 years of creating visual art, she has drawn inspiration from her fascination with animals, nature, and street art. She strives to learn, explore, and grow with each piece she creates. Alyssa comes from a creative family of painters, a tattoo artist, a baker and a musician. She began to embrace art late in her high school years when her favorite teacher encouraged her to keep painting. She works as a full time graphic designer and paints in the evenings and on the weekends. When she isnt working, Alyssa enjoys cooking, eating, and spending time with her husband and dog.