Larissa Villar Aaberg
Born and raised in Alaska, going to college in the Bay Area, I’m very active in the Alaskan art community. I’m the Owner of Palette, a community-based and award-winning art studio. My love for community and bringing art to all experience levels is my passion and mission behind Palette. I studied Printmaking at St. Mary’s College of California with my first job out of college being at the Purple Crayon, a children’s art studio in the Geary District of San Francisco. I enjoy practicing traditional and process-based art forms such as printmaking and textile dying in addition to oil painting. I’m inspired by natural beauty, color and texture.
I’m also is an adventurer. Whether that be hiking Alaskan mountain peaks, eating like a local where ever I may go, and experiencing the beauty of cultures throughout the world, I soak it up with my entire being. My adventures inspire my art and also contribute to it always changing and morphing into a new adventure within itself.
Art By Children Grant Recipient, Alaska State Council for the Arts, 2016 Community Impact Award, Women Entrepreneurs of Alaska, 2016 Art Educator of the Year, Alaska Art Education Association, 2016 Voted Best Arts Organization, Anchorage Press, 2015